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Lung Cancer - Surgery

February 3, 2023
Since time to surgery for lung cancer is not well established, researchers aimed to assess whether time to surgery from diagnosis correlates with outcomes like unplanned return to care, mortality, and disease recurrence.
January 12, 2023
A recent study found that mesothelioma patients who undergo both lung-sparing extended pleurectomy and decortication can achieve extended survival compared to those who undergo just one type of surgery.
December 21, 2022
This study aimed to determine the cost-effectiveness of receiving surgical resection for non-small cell lung cancer at hospitals that perform at least forty lung resections annually.
October 13, 2022
With the aim to compare the pain medicines bupivacaine and liposomal bupivacaine, minimally invasive lobectomy patients were randomly assigned to either medicine and monitored after surgery. Both postoperative pain level and treatment cost were compared.
August 12, 2022
Investigators in the CALGB 140503 recently presented the results of phase 3 of the trial at the IACSLC World Conference on Lung Cancer 2022 in Vienna.
June 10, 2021
Over 30% of lung resection patients in the STS Database had prior exposure to opioid use.  They experienced longer length of postoperative stay, more frequent visits to the ED, and a higher incidence of readmission within 90 days.  Athough there is growing interest in standardized enhanced recovery pathways after lung resection, this challenging subs
January 27, 2021
An open-access detailed editorial from the official periodical of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
January 10, 2020
Declines in US annual lung cancer mortality rates of 5% for men and 4% for women led improvements in overall cancer mortality rates in the latest update from the American Cancer Society. This is likely linked to efforts at decreasing tobacco use, improved screening, and newer systemic therapies.
December 18, 2019
Performance of curative surgery for early stage cancer varied considerably among counties in the US, and was related to socioeconomic factors, availability of surgeons, and non-metropolitan status. 
November 2, 2019
A batch of staplers manufactured in July-August 2019 and distributed during August-September 2019 has been recalled. Seven serious injuries and one death are reported to have been associated with failure of this device.

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