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Prophylactic cranial radiotherapy improves survival in extensive small cell lung cancer

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.335.7616.368 (Published 23 August 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:368

Brain metastases are common in small cell lung cancer, and guidelines for treating this disease generally recommend prophylactic cranial radiotherapy for patients who have complete remission after chemotherapy. However, most people with extensive disease are unlikely to have …

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