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The Influence of Body Mass Index on Overall Survival Following Surgical Resection of Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

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Source Name: Journal of Thoracic Oncology


Boris Sepesi, Kathryn A. Gold, Arlene M. Correa, John V. Heymach, Ara A. Vaporciyan, Jason Roszik, Ethan Dmitrovsky, Xi Liu

This retrospective study of the association of BMI to long-term survival after resection of NSCLC identified BMI > 30kg/m2 as an independent predictor of survival.  In a propensity score matched set, patients with BMI >30 had better survival than those with a BMI of 25 (p=0.003).   The reason for this relationship remains to be elucidated.

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