External Radiotherapy for Local and Regional Control of Lung Cancer

  • H. D. Kogelnik
Conference paper


Surgery and radiotherapy are the only means of achieving permanent local and regional tumor control in patients with lung cancer. All resectable carcinomas should be treated surgically. Although the ultimate incidence of distant metastases is very high, freedom from locoregional cancer is the prerequisite for long-term survival and cure of the disease. Currently, the overall 5-year survival rate of patients with bronchogenic carcinoma is about 10%.


Small Cell Lung Cancer Small Cell Carcinoma Bronchogenic Carcinoma Tumor Dose Definitive Radiotherapy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. D. Kogelnik
    • 1
  1. 1.Landeskrankenanstalten SalzburgInstitut für Radiotherapie und Radio-OnkologieAustria

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