Age has no impact on acute and late toxicity of curative thoracic radiotherapy.

@article{Pignon1998AgeHN,
  title={Age has no impact on acute and late toxicity of curative thoracic radiotherapy.},
  author={Thierry Pignon and Anna Gregor and C Schaake Koning and Alain Roussel and M van Glabbeke and Pierre G M Scalliet},
  journal={Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology},
  year={1998},
  volume={46 3},
  pages={239-48}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Radiotherapy is a treatment method frequently employed in the management of thoracic tumours. Although the highest incidence of these tumours is found in elderly people, tolerance to radiotherapy is not well documented in older age groups. Many physicians are tempted to alter the radiotherapy planning in a population with a supposed lower life expectancy in order to prevent acute reactions whereas late reactions are often ignored. The current study aimed to determine the… CONTINUE READING
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