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Radiotherapy for thoracic tumours 

Radiotherapy for thoracic tumours
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Radiotherapy for thoracic tumours
Author(s):

Kevin Franks

, Fiona McDonald

, and Gerard G Hanna

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198786757.003.0006
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date: 17 April 2021

Chapter 6 discusses radiotherapy for thoracic tumours and includes discussion on lung cancer. The chapter covers assessment of patients with lung cancer for radical radiotherapy, patient positioning for radical radiotherapy for lung cancer, tumour motion, target delineation, organs at risk, implementation on the treatment machine, treatment verification , radical treatment of non-small cell lung cancer, radical treatment for small cell lung cancer, and palliative thoracic treatment for lung cancer. It also covers mesothelioma (including current indications for radiotherapy, patient positioning, target delineation, planning, and dose prescription) and thymic tumours (including current indications for radiotherapy, radical treatment, and palliative radiotherapy).

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