Clinical and dosimetric predictors of radiation-induced esophageal toxicity.

  title={Clinical and dosimetric predictors of radiation-induced esophageal toxicity.},
  author={Patrick D. Maguire and Gregory S Sibley and Su Min Zhou and Timothy A Jamieson and Kim L. Light and Pascal Antoine and James E. Herndon and Mitchell Steven Anscher and Lawrence B. Marks},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  volume={45 1},
PURPOSE To evaluate the incidence, severity, and clinical/dosimetric predictors of acute and chronic esophageal toxicities in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) treated with high-dose conformal thoracic radiation. METHODS AND MATERIALS Ninety-one patients with localized NSCLC treated definitively with high-dose conformal radiation therapy (RT) at Duke University Medical Center (DUMC) were reviewed. Patient characteristics were as follows: 53 males and 38 females; median age 64… CONTINUE READING


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