Posts Tagged: lung

More North-East lung cancer patients to get access to cutting edge treatment as part of clinical trial

A cutting edge radiotherapy treatment is to be offered to early stage lung cancer patients as part of a clinical trial taking place in the region. Patients from Middlesbrough will be recruited for the £240,000 trial, which will use stereotactic ablative radiotherapy to treat the cancer over three to eight treatments. The Northern Echo

Proton minibeams reduce radiation toxicity

Proton therapy is an ideal treatment option for paediatric patients with tumours in the brain, neck, spinal cord and lungs. Its high targeting precision enable larger doses of radiation to be used while avoiding or significantly reducing damage to vital organs and adjacent healthy tissue. Minibeam therapy shows great potential to improve the process further…. Read more »

SABR as effective as surgery for early NSCLC?

Lobectomy is standard therapy for operable stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), but the less invasive option of stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) could offer an alternative. A pooled analysis of data from two clinical trials shows that SABR achieved better than 90% of local tumor control in patients with stage I NSCLC. MedScape