Shorter courses of radiotherapy ‘do not affect cancer patients’ survival rates’, research shows

Cancer patients can have shorter courses of radiotherapy without affecting their survival, research suggests. A clinical trial of patients with lung cancer found they were just as likely to live if they had radiotherapy once a day for six-and-a-half weeks, as if they had it twice a day for three weeks. The study, presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) conference in Chicago, was carried out on people with small cell lung cancer that had not spread around the body.
Mirror, Wales Online