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Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) has a complex history and remains difficult to treat. Most patients with SCLC present with metastases or extensive stage disease, rendering most not amenable to surgical resection. Until recently, chemoradiotherapy had become the standard of care for all patients with SCLC. However, recent studies have shown improved survival following surgical resection with chemotherapy in patients with early-stage SCLC, specifically those with stage I disease. This article presents the literature on treatment of early-stage SCLC and addresses the question of whether surgery should be considered a viable treatment modality.
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Name: Thoracic surgery clinics
This study analyzed the short- and long-term outcomes of robotic-assisted thoracic surgery (RATS) for early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
The goal of the present study is to estimate the rate of local/regional failure (LRF) following definitive surgery for early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) (without postoperative radiation) ...
The optimal therapeutic strategy for potentially resectable clinical (c-) stage IIIA-N2 non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) remains controversial. This phase II multi-institutional study (WJOG5308L) wa...
The video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) approach has become a standard for the treatment of early-stage non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Recently published meta-analyses proved the benefit ...
Lobar resection is the gold standard therapy for medically-fit patients with stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). However, significant variability exists in utilization of surgery. This study t...
RATIONALE: Diagnostic procedures using fludeoxyglucose F 18 and a surgical probe may help find lymph node metastases in patients with early-stage non-small cell lung cancer. PURPOSE: This...
The standard treatment for patients with NSCLC (non-small cell lung cancer) and clinically negative lymph nodes remains surgery per current guidelines. Five year survival for patients with...
This phase II trial studies the safety and efficacy of aggressive thoracic radiotherapy in treating patients with non-small cell lung cancer that has not progressed after the first line sy...
RATIONALE: Prognostic testing for early signs of metastases may help doctors detect metastases early and plan more effective treatment. PURPOSE: Phase III trial to study the relationship ...
This study will compare the overall survival of patients with locally advanced, Stage III Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer with nonsquamous cell histology.
Malignant neoplasm arising from the epithelium of the BRONCHI. It represents a large group of epithelial lung malignancies which can be divided into two clinical groups: SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER and NON-SMALL-CELL LUNG CARCINOMA.
A form of highly malignant lung cancer that is composed of small ovoid cells (SMALL CELL CARCINOMA).
A heterogeneous aggregate of at least three distinct histological types of lung cancer, including SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA; ADENOCARCINOMA; and LARGE CELL CARCINOMA. They are dealt with collectively because of their shared treatment strategy.
A surgical specialty concerned with diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the heart, lungs, and esophagus. Two major types of thoracic surgery are classified as pulmonary and cardiovascular.
Methods to identify and characterize cancer in the early stages of disease and predict tumor behavior.
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