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Differences in the prognosis of resected lung adenocarcinoma according to the histological subtype:

Thursday, January 9, 2014

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Source Name: European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery


Hiroyuki Sakurai, Hisao Asamura, Etsuo Miyaoka, Ichiro Yoshino, Yoshitaka Fujii, Yoichi Nakanishi, Kenji Eguchi, Masaki Mori, Noriyoshi Sawabata, Meinoshin Okumura, and Kohei Yokoi

This study of 6,220 patients with resected lung adenocarcinoma shows that bronchioloalveolar carcinoma (BAC) had a significantly better prognosis than other types of adenocarcinoma. In contrary to the current definition, pure bronchioloalveolar growth pattern without invasion, stage II-IV was observed in 8% of patients and 9% had recurrences.

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