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publication date: Nov 3, 2015
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Patients Receiving IMRT Had Less Toxicity Compared to 3D CRT, Study Finds 

 

Patients with locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer that received intensity modulated radiation therapy had less severe lung toxicity and were able to better tolerate their chemotherapy compared to patients who received 3D conformal radiation therapy, according to a secondary analysis of a large phase III trial.

The study, NRG/RTOG 0617, originally enrolled patients from 2007 to 2011, and compared a high dose of 74 Gy to the standard dose of 60 Gy. All underwent concurrent chemotherapy (carboplatin/paclitaxel, with or without cetuximab) and either 3D CRT or IMRT. In the study, 482 patients were treated with radiation—53 percent with IMRT and 47 percent with 3-D CRT.



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