Tag Archive for ‘lung cancer’
The evolution of lung cancer surgery contributes to the sharpest drop in overall cancer mortality in the U.S.
This article describes the advancements in early detection and surgical treatment of lung cancer that led to improved lung cancer survival from a thoracic surgeon’s perspective.
Smoking cessation intervention trials examine potential outcome improvements for lung cancer patients.
A new manual, Operative Standards for Cancer Surgery, provides evidence-based standards for various cancer procedures and is described in this month’s column.
A clinical trial is exploring whether limited resection should replace lobectomy as the gold standard for treatment of early-stage lung cancer.
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 […]