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Prolonged Opioid Use Associated With Reduced Survival After Lung Cancer Resection

Friday, June 4, 2021

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Source Name: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery


William Z. Chancellor, MD, J. Hunter Mehaffey, MD, MSc, Raj P. Desai, MS, Jared Beller, MD, Rajesh Balkrishnan, PhD, Dustin M. Walters, MD, Linda W. Martin, MD, MPH
Chronic and prolonged opioid use were independently associated with reduced long-term, disease-specific survival after lung cancer resection. These findings provide epidemiologic support for a biological relationship between opioid use and lung cancer progression.

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