Prophylactic Cranial Irradiation for Patients with Surgically Resected Small Cell Lung Cancer.

@article{Xu2017ProphylacticCI,
  title={Prophylactic Cranial Irradiation for Patients with Surgically Resected Small Cell Lung Cancer.},
  author={Jianlin Xu and Haitang Yang and Xiaolong Fu and Bo Jin and Yuqing Lou and Yanwei Oliver Zhang and Xueyan Zhang and Hua Zhong and Huimin Wang and Dan Wu and Baohui Han},
  journal={Journal of thoracic oncology : official publication of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer},
  year={2017},
  volume={12 2},
  pages={347-353}
}
INTRODUCTION Data on prophylactic cranial irradiation (PCI) after complete resection of SCLC are limited. The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of PCI in this population. METHODS We retrospectively identified completely resected SCLC at the Shanghai Chest Hospital between January 2006 and January 2014. RESULTS A total of 349 patients (115 patients who received PCI [the PCI-treated cohort] and 234 patients who did not [the non-PCI-treated cohort]) were included in the study… CONTINUE READING
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