Elective Nodal Irradiation for Limited-stage Small-cell Lung Cancer: Survey of US Radiation Oncologists on Practice Patterns

Matthew J. Farrell, Jehan B. Yahya, Catherine Degnin, Yiyi Chen, John M. Holland, Mark A. Henderson, Jerry J. Jaboin, Matthew M. Harkenrider, Charles R. Thomas, Timur Mitin

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Abstract

In the present survey of 309 US radiation oncologists on how they treat limited-stage small-cell lung cancer, 64% of the respondents did not recommend elective nodal irradiation (ENI). Physicians earlier in their careers and those practicing in academic centers were less likely than their counterparts to recommend ENI. When delivering ENI, 64% prescribed a lower dose to the elective lymph nodes than to the involved lymph nodes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalClinical Lung Cancer
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2020

Keywords

  • Lymph nodes
  • Subclinical disease
  • Target volume
  • Thoracic radiotherapy
  • Toxicity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cancer Research

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