Study compares lung cancer treatments

Lobectomy may offer patients with early-stage lung cancer better overall survival compared with a partial resection, according to a study that compares treatments in older patients.

For some patients, stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) may offer the same survival benefit as a lobectomy, report the University of Texas researchers.

With the ageing baby-boomer population colliding with spiral CT-screening's acceptance as a screening tool, the number of cases diagnosed is expected to rise dramatically, says radiation oncologist Dr Shervin Shirvani, the first