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ASTRO Guideline on Radiation Therapy for Small Cell Lung Cancer

Published: May/June 2020 (Web posted: March 2020)

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This guideline provides recommendations on the use of radiation therapy to treat patients diagnosed with small cell lung cancer (SCLC). The guideline covers the appropriate use, dosing and timing of thoracic radiation, including stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), and prophylactic cranial irradiation (PCI), and it addresses both limited-stage and extensive-stage disease.

Developed in collaboration with:
  • American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST)
  • American Society for Clinical Oncology
Endorsed by:
  • American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST)
  • American Association for Thoracic Surgery
  • European Society of Radiotherapy
  • International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
  • Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists
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