Table 2

Indications for endobronchial brachytherapy

IndicationsCurativePalliation
Early invasive mucosal or submucosal non-small cell lung cancer in poor candidates for radical treatments and/or poor performance status
Infiltrative tumour with endobronchial disease not causing life threatening airway obstruction (locally advanced central lung cancer)
Endobronchial boost to full course external beam radiation therapy with incomplete response/recurrence
Post-operatively in the presence of positive resection margins