High relapse-free survival after preoperative and intraoperative radiotherapy and resection for sulcus superior tumors
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Relapse-free survival in patients with sulcus superior tumors. DESIGN: Prospective registration study. SETTING: Department of surgical oncology of a university hospital. PATIENTS: Twenty-one patients treated with preoperative radiotherapy (46 Gy), lobectomy and chest-wall resection, and intraoperative radiotherapy (10 Gy). RESULTS: After a median follow-up of 18 months, 18 patients (85%) were free from locoregional relapse, while 8 patients were still alive. CONCLUSIONS: The results show that this protocol can achieve excellent local tumor control and can even be used for palliative treatment.
|Keywords||Adult, Aged, Combined Modality Therapy, Disease-Free Survival, Female, Humans, Lung Neoplasms/mortality/*radiotherapy/*surgery, Male, Middle aged, Prospective Studies, Survival Rate|
van Geel, A.N., Jansen, P.P., van Klaveren, R.J., & van der Sijp, J.R.. (2003). High relapse-free survival after preoperative and intraoperative radiotherapy and resection for sulcus superior tumors. Chest: the cardiopulmonary and critical care journal. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/10239