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

Presenter: Doh, Lucius

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Twelve pts could be assessed after brachytherapy. Of the 4 who could not be assessed, 3 died of progressive disease and did not complete the entire course of treatment (brachytherapy + EBRT +/- chemotherapy). Of the remaining 12 pts, 10 (83%) had improvement in symptomatology. Cough improved in 8 of 11 cases (72%) while dyspnea improved in 8 of 9 pts (89%). Hemoptysis resolved in all 3 pts. There was a significant change in symptom scores before and after treatment in pts with cough (p = 0.01) or shortness of breath (p = 0.024). There were no acute or late toxicities such as endobronchial stenosis or fistula. Only 1 had a complete response as assessed by follow-up CT scan. All others had stable disease or progression on CT.

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