Abstract # 2356 Palliative Brachytherapy and External Beam Radiotherapy for Patients with Endobronchial Obstruction from Renal Cell Carcinoma

Presenter: Doh, Lucius

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Approximately one-third of patients with renal cell carcinoma have distant metastases at initial diagnosis. Another one-half of patients with localized disease will develop recurrence. Endobronchial brachytherapy has been commonly used and is effective in relieving obstruction from lung carcinoma. Here, we report our brachytherapy and external beam radiotherapy experience in the treatment of endobronchial obstruction from metastatic renal cell carcinoma, a tumor type historically thought to be more radioresistant than lung cancer.

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