Evaluation of curative and palliative radiotherapy efficacy in extensive stage small cell lung cancer.

@article{Diniz2006EvaluationOC,
  title={Evaluation of curative and palliative radiotherapy efficacy in extensive stage small cell lung cancer.},
  author={Gulden Diniz and Ismet Unlu and Tumay Gokce and Sevil Cagiran Kilciksiz and Mine Gayaf and Berna Komurcuoglu and Ilker Karadogan and Safiye Aktaş and Cimen Akcay},
  journal={Saudi medical journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={27 7},
  pages={992-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of curative and palliative radiotherapy in the treatment of extensive stage small cell lung cancer (E-SCLC), and compare therapy effect on survival with or without metastatic disease. METHODS From January 1998 through December 2004, 128 patients with E-SCLC were treated with radiotherapy and concomitants combined chemotherapy. Radical radiotherapy, consisting of approximately 60 Gy given in up to 30 fractions was performed in 53 (41.4%) of these patients… CONTINUE READING

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