Published in Cancer Weekly, June 28th, 2005
"Combined chemoradiotherapy is the established standard of care for limited stage small cell lung cancer; it provides cure in 15% to 25% of patients. Early concurrent therapy imparts a 5% long-term survival benefit compared with sequential therapy," scientists in the United States reported.
"Hyperfractionated delivery of radiotherapy may provide a small incremental benefit when compared with standard fractionation. Radiotherapy dose escalation and reduced radiotherapy volumes are feasible; however, survival benefit has not been confirmed. Cisplatin and etoposide remain the preferred...
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