Stage I nonsmall cell lung cancer in patients aged > or =75 years: outcomes after stereotactic radiotherapy.

@article{Haasbeek2010StageIN,
  title={Stage I nonsmall cell lung cancer in patients aged > or =75 years: outcomes after stereotactic radiotherapy.},
  author={Cornelis Haasbeek and F J Frank Lagerwaard and Marilisa E Antonisse and Ben J. Slotman and Suresh Senan},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2010},
  volume={116 2},
  pages={406-14}
}
BACKGROUND The number of patients aged > or =75 years who present with a stage I nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is increasing. Elderly patients often have significant comorbidity and may be unfit for surgery. Furthermore, surgery in the elderly is associated with increased mortality and morbidity. In this study, the authors evaluated the outcomes of stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) in elderly patients. METHODS Since 2003, 203 tumors in 193 patients aged > or =75 years were treated using SRT… CONTINUE READING
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