The Role of Radiation Therapy in Thoracic Tumors

Feng Ming (Spring) Kong, Lujun Zhao, James A. Hayman

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Although surgical resection is the mainstay of treatment for thoracic tumors, radiation therapy plays an important role in their management. Radiation therapy is the definitive local treatment for patients who have surgically resectable but medically inoperable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and is an important part of the multimodality regimen for unresectable NSCLC, limited-stage small cell lung cancer, esophageal cancer, invasive thymoma, and mesothelioma. This article briefly reviews indications, evidence, and new advances in radiation therapy for the treatment of these thoracic tumors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)363-400
Number of pages38
JournalHematology/Oncology Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Oncology


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