Immediate or delayed radiotherapy in advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)? Data from a prospective randomised study.

@article{Sundstrm2005ImmediateOD,
  title={Immediate or delayed radiotherapy in advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)? Data from a prospective randomised study.},
  author={Stein Harald Sundstr\om and Roy Martin Bremnes and Paal Fr Brunsvig and Ulf Aaseb\o and Klepp Olbj\orn and Peter M. Fayers and Stein Kaasa},
  journal={Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology},
  year={2005},
  volume={75 2},
  pages={141-8}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE To compare the course of symptoms and health-related quality-of-life (HRQOL) after immediate thoracic radiotherapy (TRT) between symptomatic (S) and non-symptomatic (NS) patients with advanced NSCLC. PATIENTS AND METHODS 407 stage III/IV patients were initially treated with immediate TRT within a randomised phase III trial comparing different fractionation schedules. At inclusion, patients were prospectively stratified according to presence (S) or absence (NS) of tumour… CONTINUE READING

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