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Journal of Thoracic Oncology:
doi: 10.1097/JTO.0000000000000218
Brief Reports

A Brief Report on Outcomes of Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy for a Second Primary Lung Cancer: Evidence in Support of Routine CT Surveillance

Griffioen, Gwendolyn H.M.J. MD; Lagerwaard, Frank J. MD, PhD; Haasbeek, Cornelis J.A. MD, PhD; Slotman, Ben J. MD, PhD; Senan, Suresh MRCP, FRCR, PhD

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Abstract

New guidelines recommend the use of CT surveillance after a curative treatment for lung cancer as survivors have a 3–6% risk per person year of developing a second primary lung cancer. Our analysis of 107 patients with second primary lung cancer treated by stereotactic ablative radiotherapy showed a comparable 3 years overall survival (60%) and local control rate (89%) as for an initial lung cancer. Toxicity was uncommon, despite the fact that 73% of patients had undergone a prior (bi)lobectomy. Our findings indicate that CT surveillance is also appropriate in patients who may be unfit, or unwilling, to undergo surgery.

Copyright © 2014 by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer

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