The role of chemotherapy and radiation in the treatment of locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

@article{Wagner2010TheRO,
  title={The role of chemotherapy and radiation in the treatment of locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).},
  author={Timothy D Wagner and Gary Y. Yang},
  journal={Current drug targets},
  year={2010},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={
          67-73
        }
}
Approximately one out of every three patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has locally advanced disease that is surgically unresectable. If their performance status allows, it is current practice to treat these patients with a combination of chemotherapy and external beam irradiation. There have been several studies supporting the addition of chemotherapy to radiation, particularly when delivered concurrently. There is debate over which treatment agents and schedules are most optimal… CONTINUE READING