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Mayo Clinic-led study finds more small cell lung cancer patients may benefit from prophylactic cranial irradiation:

  • Posted: July 6, 2011

A wider spectrum of patients with small cell lung cancer (SCLC) may now benefit from receiving prophylactic cranial irradiation (PCI)... These findings will be presented at the World Conference on Lung Cancer in Amsterdam on Thursday, July 7.

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