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Endoluminal Brachytherapy: A Curative Modality?

  • H. Marsiglia
  • P. Baldeyrou
  • E. Lartigau
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Abstract

Lung cancer carries a poor prognosis. If radical surgery remains the treatment of choice, it is feasible only in one out of four patients, the disease being diagnosed in the majority of cases in non-operable patients (general status) or at an advanced stage (stages III, IV). Thus external beam radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy is often the exclusive treatment. The poor clinical outcome is linked to limited thoracic local control (<20% at 2 years) and to distant metastases (>50% 2 years). New therapeutic approaches need to be investigated, exploring systemic, locoregional and also purely local treatments.

Keywords

Photodynamic Therapy Bronchial Wall Treatment Catheter Dose Rate Effect Bronchial Cancer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Marsiglia
    • 1
  • P. Baldeyrou
    • 1
  • E. Lartigau
    • 2
  1. 1.Divisione di RadioterapiaIstituto Europeo di OncologiaMilanItaly
  2. 2.Departments of Radiotherapy and MedicineInstitut Gustave RoussyVillejuifFrance

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