A seismic shift occurred today when the NELSON screening trial results were presented at the IASLC 19th World Conference on Lung Cancer (
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Lung - Cancer
September 25, 2018
September 25, 2018
This comprises the eagerly anticipated summary of the second primary endpoint of the PACIFIC trial of Durvalumab vs placebo in patients who completed CT/RT without progression for unresectable stage III NSCLC. Durvalumab significantly improved overall survival, progression free survival, and time to distant metastasis or death.
In Global News: Cyclist Will Bike 50-Mile Race Two Months After Quintuple Bypass Surgery, AI Tool to Diagnose Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, and On-Pump Versus Off-Pump CABG
September 21, 2018
Patient Care and General Interest A man who received quintuple bypass surgery in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA, plans to cycle a 50-mile race only two months later.
September 20, 2018
Stephen D. Cassivi of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, presents a discussion on multidisciplinary approaches to the surgical treatment of stage Illa N2 disease.
In Global News: 3D Heart Simulations to Treat Arrhythmias, Early Discharge Safe for TAVR Patients, and Favorable Outcomes Related to 4L Lymph Node Dissection
September 14, 2018
Patient Care and General Interest 3D personalized simulations of patient hearts reportedly allow physicians to better locate and treat arrhythmias.
September 6, 2018
This Thursday night, September 6, 2018, the world's biggest thoracic surgery unit is broadcasting a free live conference in English. Anyone is free to log in to see what they are doing. They will be presenting and discussing 14 different clinical cases, including lobectomy, segmentectomy, and oesophagectomy.
Transsternal Transpericardial Approach for Left Main Bronchus Sleeve Resection Due to Pulmonary Glomus Tumor
September 3, 2018
The authors present a transsternal transpericardial approach to perform a left main bronchus sleeve resection for a rare diagnosis of intrabronchial primitive glomus tumor.
In Global News: Early Menopause From Chemotherapy, Cardiovascular Disease Risk App, and New ESC/EACTS Guidelines
August 31, 2018
Patient Care and General Interest
August 22, 2018
The authors present a right pneumonectomy using a biportal VATS approach for a multifocal adenocarcinoma.
August 21, 2018
For high volume surgeons (defined as 20 or more annual lobectomies), the use of a robotic approach had a lower conversion to open rate and a lower complication rate, while having a mean operating time that was 25 min longer on average compared to a VATS approach.