Radiotherapy in small-cell lung cancer: lessons learned and future directions.

  title={Radiotherapy in small-cell lung cancer: lessons learned and future directions.},
  author={Ben J. Slotman and Suresh Senan},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  volume={79 4},
Although chemotherapy is an essential component in the treatment of small-cell lung cancer, improvements in survival in the past two decades have been mainly achieved by the appropriate application of radiotherapy. The aim of the present study was to review the key developments in thoracic radiotherapy and prophylactic cranial radiotherapy and to discuss the rationale behind key ongoing studies in small-cell lung cancer. 

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