Can serum markers be used to predict acute and late toxicity in patients with lung cancer? Analysis of RTOG 91-03.

@article{Hartsell2007CanSM,
  title={Can serum markers be used to predict acute and late toxicity in patients with lung cancer? Analysis of RTOG 91-03.},
  author={William Fred Hartsell and Charles B. Scott and George S. Dundas and Mohammed Riyaz Mohiuddin and Ruby F. Meredith and Philip Rubin and Irving J Weigensberg},
  journal={American journal of clinical oncology},
  year={2007},
  volume={30 4},
  pages={368-76}
}
PURPOSE To identify factors that are predictive of satisfactory acute and long-term pulmonary tolerance of definitive irradiation and, conversely, factors that are predictive of excessive impairment of pulmonary functions. To determine if there is any correlation between early elevation of biochemical markers obtained in blood of irradiated patients and subsequent pulmonary abnormalities as detected by clinical findings, pulmonary function tests, and/or radiographic findings of pneumonitis… CONTINUE READING
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