Concomitant weekly cisplatin and thoracic radiotherapy for pancoast tumors of the lung: Pilot experience of the San Antonio Cancer Institute

Jonathan B. Barnes, Scott B. Johnson, Rajiv S. Dahiya, R. Thomas Temes, Terence S. Herman, Charles R. Thomas

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Pancoast (superior sulcus tumors) comprise a subset of non-small-cell lung cancers that have a unique clinical presentation by virtue of the locoregional pattern of disease progression. We herein report a brief report on our group's pilot experience in managing these challenging lung neoplasms with an aggressive concomitant modality approach. These results and those of the recent Southwest Oncology-lead Intergroup prospective phase 2 trial (SWOG-9416/INT-0160) support the use of concomitant chemoradiation followed by an attempt at surgical resection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)90-92
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Clinical Oncology: Cancer Clinical Trials
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 18 2002



  • Concomitant chemoradiation
  • Pancoast
  • Superior sulcus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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