Thoracic irradiation of limited small cell lung cancer: Have we defined optimal dose, time, and fractionation?

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There is a general agreement that patients with limited small cell lung cancer (L-SCLC) are better treated with a combination of thoracic radiation therapy (TRT) and systemic chemotherapy (CT) than with either modality alone. There is little agreement, however, and few data from prospective trials, to define optimal ways of combining these modalities. This article will review available data on radiation dose, timing, fractionation, and volume issues in an attempt to develop standards for current practice and suggest appropriate questions for future prospective clinical trials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S137-S148
JournalLung Cancer
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 1997


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cancer Research

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