Stereotactic body radiation therapy in centrally and superiorly located stage I or isolated recurrent non-small-cell lung cancer.

@article{Chang2008StereotacticBR,
  title={Stereotactic body radiation therapy in centrally and superiorly located stage I or isolated recurrent non-small-cell lung cancer.},
  author={Joe Y Chang and Peter A. Balter and Lei-xi Dong and Qiuan Yang and Zhongxing Liao and Melenda Jeter and Mary Kara Bucci and Mary Frances McAleer and Reza John Mehran and J. L. A. Roth and Ritsuko Komaki},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={2008},
  volume={72 4},
  pages={967-71}
}
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy and adverse effects of image-guided stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) in centrally/superiorly located non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). MATERIALS AND METHODS We delivered SBRT to 27 patients, 13 with Stage I and 14 with isolated recurrent NSCLC. A central/superior location was defined as being within 2 cm of the bronchial tree, major vessels, esophagus, heart, trachea, pericardium, brachial plexus, or vertebral body, but 1 cm away from the spinal… CONTINUE READING
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