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Trimodality Therapy for Superior Sulcus Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Southwest Oncology Group-Intergroup Trial S0220

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

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Source Name: Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Kemp H. Kernstine, James Moon, Michael J. Kraut, Katherine M.W. Pisters, Joshua R. Sonett, Valerie W. Rusch, Charles R. Thomas, Thomas K. Waddell, James R. Jett, Alan P. Lyss, Steven M. Keller, David R. Gandara

Optimal management of superior sulcus tumors remains challenging.  This SWOG protocol was a feasibility study of the utility of consolidation therapy with docetaxel in addition to cisplatin-etoposide, 45Gy, and possible resection.   Of 46 registered pts, 86% completed induction therapy, 66% underwent resection, and 45% completed consolidation therapy.  The R0 resection rate in surgical pts was 97%, and the complete or near-complete pathologic response rate in resected patients was 72%.  Overall 3-year survival was 61%.   

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