Article Abstract

Prophylactic cranial irradiation for stage IV small cell lung cancer, live longer or reduce morbidity of brain metastases?

Authors: Pieter E. Postmus, Egbert F. Smit


After the publication of the results of the Japanese study (1) on the apparent lack of benefit by prophylactic cranial irradiation (PCI) it is worthwhile to reconsider all issues around this important clinical problem.