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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 89-96

An overview of radiation therapy in the treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer

1 King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 King Abdulaziz Medical City for National Guards, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Adnan Al Hebshi
Consultant Radiation Oncology, King Faisal Cancer Centre, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, P.O. Box.3354, Riyadh 11211, MBC - 64
Saudi Arabia
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Radiation therapy (RT) is an important treatment modality for non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and has a wide spectrum of applications and indications. Radiotherapy can be used with curative or palliative intent, alone or in combination with another modality-either in sequence or concurrently. In this manuscript, we review the utilization of RT in the treatment of NSCLC.

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