Role of Combination Therapies in the Treatment of Non-small Cell Lung Cancer and Thoracic Metastasis

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Lung cancer is the most common cancer worldwide, accounting for 1.3 million deaths annually. It is also a disease of the elderly, with 81 % of those living with lung cancer being ≥60 years of age, making them poor surgical candidates. Various alternative combined modalities are being investigated including limited resection with brachytherapy, RFA with conventional RT, and RFA with SBRT. This chapter reviews the basic principles underlying these promising combination therapies.


Stereotactic Body Radiation Thermal Ablation Conventional Radiation Therapy Limited Resection Thermal Ablation Technique 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologyUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical Center- Regional Cancer CenterJohnstownUSA
  2. 2.Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Rhode Island HospitalThe Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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