Radiotherapy for inoperable NSCLC effective: study

Curative radiotherapy with or without chemotherapy is well tolerated and effective in inoperable or locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer, an Australian study shows.

The retrospective study of 160 patients from two Sydney clinics shows the treatment is just as effective in a real-life setting with patients who are older and had worse health than those in trials, report researchers from the University of Western Sydney and UNSW.

Median overall survivals for stages I, II and III were 29, 26 and 18 months, respectively in the Australian