Is preoperative or postoperative radiation therapy indicated in non-small cell cancer of the lung?

@article{Payne1994IsPO,
  title={Is preoperative or postoperative radiation therapy indicated in non-small cell cancer of the lung?},
  author={David G. Payne},
  journal={Lung cancer},
  year={1994},
  volume={10 Suppl 1},
  pages={
          S205-12
        }
}
Induction radiotherapy has no routine indication in the treatment of non-small cell cancer of the lung. No survival benefit has ever been shown in a properly conducted trial. Rarely it might be used prior to attempted complete resection of a tumour in close association with a vital organ, in the hopes of minimising damage to that organ. In combination with chemotherapy, irradiation may eventually find a role within an effective induction regimen, particularly in IIIA disease. Post-operative… CONTINUE READING

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