Toxicity after central versus peripheral lung stereotactic body radiation therapy: a propensity score matched-pair analysis.

@article{Mangona2015ToxicityAC,
  title={Toxicity after central versus peripheral lung stereotactic body radiation therapy: a propensity score matched-pair analysis.},
  author={Victor S. Mangona and Andrew M. Aneese and Ovidiu Marina and Richard Val Hymas and Dan Ionascu and John M Robertson and Lori J Gallardo and Inga Siiner Grills},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={2015},
  volume={91 1},
  pages={124-32}
}
PURPOSE To compare toxicity after stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for "central" tumors-within 2 cm of the proximal bronchial tree or with planning tumor volume (PTV) touching mediastinum-versus noncentral ("peripheral") lung tumors. METHODS AND MATERIALS From November 2005 to January 2011, 229 tumors (110 central, 119 peripheral; T1-3N0M0 non-small-cell lung cancer and limited lung metastases) in 196 consecutive patients followed prospectively at a single institution received… CONTINUE READING