PET-CT guided curative conformal radiation therapy in limited stage small cell lung cancer

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Ulger S., YILMAZ DEMİRCİ N., Aydinkarahaliloglu E., Kahraman F. C. , Ozmen O., Erdogan Y., ...More

JOURNAL OF THORACIC DISEASE, vol.7, no.3, pp.295-302, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background: The prognosis of small cell lung cancer (SCLC) has been improving with the advances in diagnostic and therapeutic modalities. Positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT) which has been studied in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) for a long time, and it has only recently been applied to SCLC. Therefore we sought to observe firstly the prognostic importance of the FDG uptake in limited disease small cell lung cancer (LD-SCLC) patients and secondly the clinical outcomes and toxicity profiles of LD-SCLC patients treated with conformal radiation therapy (RT) using FDG-PET/CT simulation.