Tag Archive for ‘lung cancer’

Preoperative smoking intervention techniques improve outcomes for lung cancer patients

Smoking cessation intervention trials examine potential outcome improvements for lung cancer patients.

Dr. Hoyt

Looking forward – June 2015

A new manual, Operative Standards for Cancer Surgery, provides evidence-based standards for various cancer procedures and is described in this month’s column.

Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology

Limited resection as a cure for early lung cancer: Time to challenge the gold standard?

A clinical trial is exploring whether limited resection should replace lobectomy as the gold standard for treatment of early-stage lung cancer.

Lung surgery trial algorithm

Alliance leads thoracic surgery trials for lung cancer in 2012

Two lung surgery clinical trials are currently being conducted through the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology. These two trials are highlighted in the accompanying diagram (see Figure) with an algorithm to assist in decision making and patient eligibility. The surgical standard of care for early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is an anatomic lobectomy […]

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