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Stereotactic body radiation therapy versus conventional radiation therapy in patients with early stage non-small cell lung cancer: an updated retrospective study on local failure and survival rates.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Acta Oncologica
0284-186X
Publisher
Informa UK (Taylor & Francis)
Publication Date
Volume
52
Issue
7
Pages
1552–1558
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3109/0284186X.2013.813635
PMID: 23902274
Source
Medline

Abstract

In a cohort of patients with NSCLC there was a significant difference in overall survival favoring SBRT. Performance status of 0-1, female gender and SBRT predicted improved prognosis. However, staging procedure, confirmation procedure of recurrence and technical improvements of radiation treatment is likely to influence outcomes. However, SBRT seems to be as efficient as conventional RT and is a more convenient treatment for the patients.

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