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Prediction of Long-Term Survival After Lung Cancer Surgery for Elderly Patients in The Society of Thoracic Surgeons General Thoracic Surgery Database

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

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Source Name: Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Mark W. Onaitis, Anthony P. Furnary, Andrzej S. Kosinski, Sunghee Kim, Daniel Boffa, Betty C. Tong, Patricia Cowper, Jeffrey P. Jacobs, Cameron D. Wright, Joe B. Putnam Jr., Felix G. Fernandez

Among patients aged 65 and older undergoing lung resection for NSCLC, long-term survival was related to cancer stage and patient age. Lobectomy patients fared better than those undergoing parenchymal-sparing resections or pneumonectomy. VATS approaches provided better long-term survival.

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