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Lung Cancer treatment details. Radiation. Princess Margaret Hospital/University Health Network, Toronto, Canada



Survival: 6.0 months
   
Toxicity Grade:
   
Treatments: Radiation
   
Drugs:
Country: Canada
   
City/State/Province: Toronto
   
Hospital: Princess Margaret Hospital/University Health Network
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 11/2002

Description:
Patients: This Phase III trial study involved 230 patients with metastatic or locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer.

Treatment: Patients were divided into two groups one group (114 patients) received 5 fractions of radiotherapy and the second group (116 patients) received a single fraction of radiotherapy.

Toxicity: Toxicities included esophagitis, skin reaction, nausea and vomiting, and fatigue.

Results: Median survival for patients who received 5 fractions of radiotherapy was 6.0 months.

Correspondence: Andrea Bezjak, MD

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