Can low-dose radiotherapy volumes be one of the contributing factors to early relapses in lung cancer patients?

Kiziltan H. S. , MAYADAĞLI A., TEKÇE E., ERİŞ A. H. , Kablan O., Altinok Sut P.

Precision Radiation Oncology, vol.2, no.1, pp.11-14, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/pro6.40
  • Journal Name: Precision Radiation Oncology
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.11-14
  • Keywords: antiangiogenic, microenvironment, V10, V20, V5


© 2018 The Authors. Precision Radiation Oncology published by John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd on behalf of Shandong Cancer Hospital & Institute.Objective: Several studies have shown that low-dose radiotherapy (RT) might increase tumor invasion and metastases. Whereas multiple RT fields that increase low-dose RT areas are often used to prevent damage to organs at risk. We carried out a clinical trial with the concern that low-dose RT sites could increase invasions or metastases when multiple sites were used. Methods: A clinical retrospective study was carried out on 50 lung cancer patients with stage II–IIIB cancer, who underwent RT and/or chemotherapy, had Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performances 1–3, were aged 45–87 years, and without metastases. RT was carried out for 5 days with 180–200 cGy fractions per day with a total dose of 54–66 Gy. The radiation dose volume areas V5, V10, V20, V40, V50, and V60 of lung were calculated and analyzed by Mann–Whitney U-test and L par test on disease-free and overall survival statistically. Results: It was determined that V5, V10, and V20, which constitute the low RT dose areas of the lung, positively affected the recurrence-free and overall survival minimally according to r correlation values. Conclusion: Low-dose RT volumes were positively affected minimally by recurrence-free survival and overall survival in the present study. The effects of low-dose radiation must be evaluated more clearly in studies.