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Prognostic Value of National Comprehensive Cancer Network Lung Cancer Resection Quality Criteria

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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Source Name: Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Raymond U. Osarogiagbon, Meredith A. Ray, Nicholas R. Faris, Matthew P. Smeltzer, Carrie Fehnel, Cheryl Houston-Harris, Raymond S. Signore, Laura M. McHugh, Paul Levy, Lynn Wiggins, Vishal Sachdev, Edward T. Robbins

An assessment of regional lung resection outcomes relative to compliance with NCCN resection guidelines was performed.  Negative margins 94%, 91% anatomic, 51% hilar nodes sampled, 26% 3 mediastinal nodal stations sampled.  On average, 17% of resections met all criteria, although the trend was upward over time.  Survival was better for pts who met all four criteria.

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