Melenda D. Jeter, MD, MPH | Authors

Prophylactic Cranial Irradiation for Patients With Locally Advanced Non–Small-Cell Lung Cancer

June 01, 2003

Prophylactic cranial irradiation(PCI) in patients with locallyadvanced non–small-cell lungcancer (NSCLC) remains an area ofcontroversy. Dr. Gore has provided areview of the literature, including randomizedand nonrandomized studiesand, in particular, the ongoing RadiationTherapy Oncology Group trial(RTOG 0214), which is randomizingNSCLC patients to PCI or observation.