Skuteczno???? paliatywnej teleradioterapii terenu klatki piersiowej chorych na zaawansowanego niedrobnokomórkowego raka pluca. Analiza 1350 chorych


Author(s): Tomasz Walasek, Marian Reinfuss, Jerzy Jakubowicz, Piotr Skotnicki, Pawel Blecharz, Piotr Brandys, Elżbieta Pluta, Marcin Hetnal, Andrzej Kukielka

Purpose: To present and assess own results of palliative chest teleradiotherapy in the group of 1350 patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer.

Materials and methods: All patients were treated with short, split course, hypofractionated radiotherapy (two courses of 20 Gy / 5 fractions, separated by one week gap).

Results: Among 1350 patients, 285 survived 12 months (21,1%), 76 patients (5,6%) - 24 months. In the group of higher performance status (Karnofsky Scale 60 – 70), 1 year survival rate was 24,4%, whereas in the group of lower performance status (Karnofsky Scale 40 – 50) only 17,4%. In the group with weight loss less than 10% 1 year survival rate was 24,3%, whereas in patients with weight loss greater than or equal to 10% only 19,3%.

Conclusions: Proposed chest radiotherapy regimen was effective. Prognostic factors in analyzed group were performance status and degree of weight loss.

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    Submitted PhD thesis in Biotechnology at GITAM University, Vizag.

  • Yousef Alomi

    Yousef Alomi
    The Past Head, General Administration of Pharmaceutical Care at Ministry of Health,
    Saudi Arabia Critical Care/TPN
    Clinical Pharmacist Ministry of Health,
    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

  • Osamu Tanaka

    Osamu Tanaka
    Assistant Professor,
    Department of Radiation Oncology
    Asahi University Hospital
    Gifu city, Gifu, Japan

  • Maher Abdel Fattah Al-Shayeb

    Department of Surgical Sciences, Ajman University, UAE

  • Andrzej Zdziennicki

    Institute of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Medical University of Lodz, I Clinic of Gynecology and Gynecological Oncology (Lodz, Poland)

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