The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre research team have been busy working on a new treatment that may result into higher survival rates for lung cancer patients in Australia. Researchers in Melbourne have developed a new treatment technique of radical radiation therapy and chemotherapy.
This new form of treatment doses has proved to be successful with a 32 percent chance of survival of four years, one of the highest ever published survival rates for lung cancer patients.
The research team leader, Associate Professor Michael MacManus says:
“We’re very pleased that our public hospital patients in Melbourne are receiving treatment that’s produced results that are in fact better than anything reported so far in the world in this group of patients.”
The results of the study will be published in the journal Radiation and Oncology. For more information, please contact The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre on how this treatment may be of use for you.