The great debate flashes: Surgery versus stereotactic body radiotherapy as the primary treatment of early-stage lung cancer

Walter Weder, Drew Moghanaki, Brendon Stiles, Shankar Siva, Gaetano Rocco

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Abstract

Stereotactic body radiotherapy is gaining favour as an alternative therapeutic modality to surgery for patients with early-stage lung cancer. An exponential increase of contributions in the literature has generated a bulk of discordant evidence supporting therapeutic choice for the treatment of fit and medically inoperable patients. This 'Great Debate Flashes' paper aims at producing an up-to-date, concise and user-friendly review of the arguments that surgeons and radiation oncologists bring forward in the discussions with patients and colleagues.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberezx410
Pages (from-to)295-305
Number of pages11
JournalEuropean Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Volume53
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2018

Keywords

  • Lung cancer
  • Stereotactic body radiotherapy
  • Surgery
  • Thoracoscopy
  • Thoracotomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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