Initial combined cryotherapy and irradiation for unresectable non-small cell lung cancer. Preliminary results.


In unresectable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with a patent mainstem bronchus, some studies of obstructive tumors, showed (1) a poor role for irradiation in obtaining efficient debulking and (2) an interest in preliminary laser treatment in these patients. Cryotherapy is another method to obtain debulking. Moreover, several studies showed that… (More)