Bronchial cancer: radiation therapy

Heilmann, H.P.

Langenbecks Archiv für Chirurgie. Suppl Ii Verhandlungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Chirurgie. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Chirurgie. Kongress 1990: 95-98


ISSN/ISBN: 0173-0541
PMID: 1983685
Document Number: 366404
Postoperative radiotherapy as a routine procedure has failed to show any benefit in prospective randomized studies. Local failure was diminished, but survival rates remained unchanged, probably because of radiation complications. By improvement of radiation techniques, however, reduction of single doses and total dose and focusing postoperative irradiation of lung cancer to high risk cases (N2, T4) survival rates with postoperative irradiation are about 20% after 5 years. The results of 191 treated patients are demonstrated.

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