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Lombardi research: Robotic radiosurgery offers palliative care for hilar lung tumors
Date:11/2/2010

pain," said Brian Collins, MD, a radiation oncologist with Lombardi and lead author of the study.

"Our study suggests that CyberKnife is a palliative treatment option for hilar lung tumors," explains Collins. "We'd like to investigate outcomes with increased radiation doses to see if we can improve local control and overall survival rates. And we'd like to study the impact of administering a drug to make the tumors more sensitive to radiation.

"This is an important first step that gives us a new option to treat potentially morbid hilar tumor," Collins concludes. "Future studies would likely involve drugs to make the tumor more sensitive to radiation."


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Contact: Karen Mallet
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