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BioMed Research International
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 731346, 11 pages
Immune Responses following Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy for Stage I Primary Lung Cancer
1Department of Radiation Oncology, Kofu Municipal Hospital, 366 Masutsubo, Kofu, Yamanashi 4000832, Japan
2Department of Radiation Oncology and Radiology, University of Yamanashi, School of Medicine, 1110 Shimokato, Chu-o, Yamanashi 4093898, Japan
Received 30 April 2013; Revised 15 September 2013; Accepted 20 September 2013
Academic Editor: Ruxana T. Sadikot
Copyright © 2013 Yoshiyasu Maehata et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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