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Elderly Lung Cancer Patients May Live Longer With Chemotherapy And Radiation Together

Elderly patients with inoperable non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who take a daily dose of carboplatin (a chemotherapy drug), in addition to radiotherapy, live significantly longer than those who receive radiotherapy alone, say Japanese researchers. The study is published Online First in The Lancet Oncology. Shinji Atagi from Kinki-chuo Chest Medical Center, Osaka, Japan, said: "[Until now] evidence supporting standard treatment with concurrent chemoradiotherapy was from clinical trials in which elderly, especially frail elderly patients, were under-represented...

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