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Published online: 2014-11-01
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Lung cancer. Radiotherapy in lung cancer: Actual methods and future trends

Adam Maciejczyk, Iga Skrzypczyńska, Marzena Janiszewska
DOI: 10.1016/j.rpor.2014.04.012
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Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2014;19(6):353-360.

open access

Vol 19, No 6 (2014)
Review
Published online: 2014-11-01
Submitted: 2013-09-13

Abstract

This survey is performed to update knowledge about methods and trends in lung cancer radiotherapy. A significant development has been noticed in radiotherapeutic techniques, but also in the identification of clinical prognostic factors. The improvement in the therapeutic line includes: application of the four-dimensional computer tomography (4DCT), taking advantage of positron emission tomography (PET-CT), designing of new computational algorithms, allowing more precise irradiation planning, development of treatment precision verification systems and introducing IMRT techniques in chest radiotherapy. The treatment outcomes have improved with high dose radiotherapy, but other fractionation alternations have been investigated as well.

Abstract

This survey is performed to update knowledge about methods and trends in lung cancer radiotherapy. A significant development has been noticed in radiotherapeutic techniques, but also in the identification of clinical prognostic factors. The improvement in the therapeutic line includes: application of the four-dimensional computer tomography (4DCT), taking advantage of positron emission tomography (PET-CT), designing of new computational algorithms, allowing more precise irradiation planning, development of treatment precision verification systems and introducing IMRT techniques in chest radiotherapy. The treatment outcomes have improved with high dose radiotherapy, but other fractionation alternations have been investigated as well.

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Keywords

Lung cancer; Radiotherapy; SBRT

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Title

Lung cancer. Radiotherapy in lung cancer: Actual methods and future trends

Journal

Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy

Issue

Vol 19, No 6 (2014)

Pages

353-360

Published online

2014-11-01

DOI

10.1016/j.rpor.2014.04.012

Bibliographic record

Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2014;19(6):353-360.

Keywords

Lung cancer
Radiotherapy
SBRT

Authors

Adam Maciejczyk
Iga Skrzypczyńska
Marzena Janiszewska

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