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Prophylactic cranial irradiation can reduce symptomatic brain metastasis in extensive SCLC
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  1. Ahmed Fahim
  1. Specialty Registrar Respiratory, Castle Hill Hospital, Cottingham

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▴ Slotman B, Faivre-Finn C, Kramer G, et al. Prophylactic cranial irradiation in extensive small-cell lung cancer. N Engl J Med 2007;357:664–72.

Survival rates for extensive small cell lung cancer (SCLC) have not improved dramatically in the past 3 years. Brain metastases are common in this disease and indicative of …

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