The curative potential of intraluminal bronchoscopic treatment for early-stage non-small-cell lung cancer.

@article{Sutedja2001TheCP,
  title={The curative potential of intraluminal bronchoscopic treatment for early-stage non-small-cell lung cancer.},
  author={Thomas G. Sutedja and A J van Boxem and Pieter E. Postmus},
  journal={Clinical lung cancer},
  year={2001},
  volume={2 4},
  pages={264-70; discussion 271-2}
}
Bronchoscopic treatment modalities such as lasers, electrocautery, cryotherapy, photodynamic therapy, and brachytherapy are potentially curative for patients with very-early-stage non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in the central airways. Previously, studies had primarily focused on the effectiveness of surgery, surgical bronchoplasty, and photodynamic therapy. The cure rate of intraluminal bronchoscopic treatment is strongly related to the patient's functional status and tumor stage… CONTINUE READING

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