Application of modern radiotherapy in lung cancer

Lung Cancer
24/09/2020

Magy Onkol. 2020 Sep 23;64(3):255-261. Epub 2020 Aug 3.

ABSTRACT

Lung cancer is known for its outstanding incidence and mortality rates. One of the cornerstones of the treatment of this disease is radiation therapy. A remarkable development was observed in this field through the latest decades. Intensity-modulated and image-guided radiotherapy (IMRT and IGRT) are now widely accessible in Hungarian centers, and should be increasingly applied in case of thoracic irradiations as well. Application of modern radiotherapy techniques in the treatment of lung cancer


allows better clinical results and lower rates of side effects. In this work the authors give an overview of this above mentioned development regarding different clinical stages.