Research brief: New technique for treating lung tumours

Shaped-beam radiosurgery could allow patients with metastatic lung tumours to live disease free, according to US research presented at the American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology conference, in Pennsylvania. Three years follow-up of 50 lung cancer patients treated with the technique showed that 91 per cent of tumours never progressed, and about 25 per cent of patients appeared to be disease-free. 

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