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Radiofrequency Ablation In Inoperable Lung Cancer Yields Results

30 Oct 2006

Patients with lung cancer who were deemed medically inoperable showed mid-to-long-term results when treated with radiofrequency ablation (RFA), according to new research. Over a 30-month period, 16 patients with non-small cell lung cancer underwent 19 RFA treatments and follow-up CT-PET scans. Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital noted successful completion in all patients, with no 30-day mortality, and 81 percent of patients remained alive after a mean follow-up of nine months. Also, the incidence of major complications remained low. Researchers concluded that RFA treatment in carefully selected, inoperable, lung cancer patients provides excellent control in tumors less than three centimeters.

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CHEST 2006 abstract briefs

Contact: Jennifer Stawarz

American College of Chest Physicians

Article URL: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medical ... wsid=55187

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