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Surgical resection with mediastinal lymph node sampling is currently the therapy of choice for early stage (I-II) non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Selected patients unwilling or unable to tolerate surgery are referred for so-called 'curative' high dose radiotherapy. This has shown to result in a long term local disease control rate and a high cancer specific survival.
The current trial addresses the issue how often hypofractionated radiation therapy results in a pathological complete response (pCR) and whether this pCR can be predicted by a multi-variate model derived from a composite of bio-imaging and biomarkers
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Early Stage Non-small Cell Lung Cancer
hypofractionated radiation therapy followed by surgery
University Hospital Ghent
University Hospital, Ghent
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:13:08-0400
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