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Cancer Invest. 2015 Mar;33(3):53-60. doi: 10.3109/07357907.2014.1001896. Epub 2015 Jan 29.

Feasibility of image-guided radiotherapy and concurrent chemotherapy for locally advanced nonsmall cell lung cancer.

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Department of Radiation Oncology, Howard University , Washington, DC ,1.


A retrospective review of 32 patients with stage III nonsmall cell lung cancer who underwent chemoradiation with image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT) was recorded. Acute grade 3-4 hematologic and esophageal toxicities developed in 6 and 13 patients respectively. At a median follow-up of 14.5 months, only one patient developed grade 3 pneumonitis. The median survival was estimated to be 17 months. Five patients (15%) developed loco-regional recurrences, and 17 patients (53%) distant metastases. Grade 3-4 toxicities remained significant during chemoradiation with IGRT. However, the reduced rate of severe pneumonitis despite a high tumor dose is encouraging and needs to be investigated in future prospective studies.


Chemoradiation; IGRT; Locally advanced; NSCLC

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