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A Prediction Model for Pathologic N2 Disease in Lung Cancer Patients with a Negative Mediastinum by Positron Emission Tomography

Friday, August 23, 2013

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Source Name: Journal of Thoracic Oncology


Farjah, Farhood; Lou, Feiran; Sima, Camelia; Rusch, Valerie W.; Rizk, Nabil P

Prediction of N2 nodal involvement by NSCLC would be valuable in identifying patients who are appropriate for invasive staging.  This study modeled pathologic N2 disease in a cohort of N2 negative patients based on clinical staging.  10% were pathologic N2 largely based on findings at the time of lung resection.  The only predictor of pathologic N2 on multivariate analysis was the presence of N1 disease on PET.

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