Pros: Concurrent chemo-radiotherapy remains the ideal treatment in fit patients with large volume unresectable stage III non-small cell lung cancer

Bryan M. Rabatic, Feng Ming Kong

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Abstract

The debate of treating stage III, large volume non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with definitive chemo-radiotherapy continues to be waged. A physically fit patient, having large volume and unresectable disease is the ideal candidate for this treatment approach. The ability of this patient population to successfully complete, and thereby benefit from an aggressive, combined treatment to improve local control and survival, drives the recommendation of treating oncologists for this approach. Until a phase III trial proves otherwise, concurrent chemo-radiotherapy will remain the ideal treatment for fit patients having large volume unresectable stage III NSCLC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)190-194
Number of pages5
JournalTranslational Lung Cancer Research
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2016

Keywords

  • Chemoradiation
  • Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)
  • Stage III

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology

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