Chest 2019 09 26;156(3):571-578. Epub 2019 Apr 26.
Division of Thoracic Surgery, Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada; Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network/University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; TECHNA Institute for the Advancement of Technology for Health, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada; Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada. Electronic address:
Background: Phototherapy is an alternative treatment for patients with localized non-small cell lung cancer who are unable to undergo surgical resection. However, phototherapy is currently limited to treatment of centrally located lung cancer, with the much larger proportion of peripheral lesions remaining inaccessible. There are also concerns over the accuracy of targeted laser treatment because of the need to exchange visualization and irradiation fibers during therapy, preventing the operator from confirming the final location of the irradiation fiber. Read More