Radiotherapy induced toxicity in lung cancer patients

R. Wijsman

Promotor: J. Bussink, L. de Geus-Oei
Copromotor: E. van der Heijden
Radbouduniversity, Nijmegen, The Netherlands


Patients diagnosed with advanced stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) face a cumbersome prognosis. Aggressive treatment is warranted, however, treatment induced toxicity often hampers further treatment intensification. Modern imaging techniques such as positron emission tomography (PET) may help in the improvement of treatment outcome as the biology of the tumor and its microenvironment can be visualized.

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