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Am J Clin Oncol. 2002 Feb;25(1):90-2.

Concomitant weekly cisplatin and thoracic radiotherapy for Pancoast tumors of the lung: pilot experience of the San Antonio Cancer Institute.

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Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX 78229-3900, USA.


Pancoast (superior sulcus tumors) comprise a subset of non-small-cell lung cancers that have a unique clinical presentation by virtue of the locoregional pattern of disease progression. We herein report a brief report on our group's pilot experience in managing these challenging lung neoplasms with an aggressive concomitant modality approach. These results and those of the recent Southwest Oncology-lead Intergroup prospective phase 2 trial (SWOG-9416/INT-0160) support the use of concomitant chemoradiation followed by an attempt at surgical resection.

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