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Cancer

January 16, 2020
Two groups of Clinical Stage IA lung cancer patients were retrospectively investigated. Ninety-nine patients underwent complex segmentectomy, and 94 patients underwent location-adjusted lobectomy. The results of these two different strategies were compared.
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.
January 10, 2020
Benign-appearing lung nodules identified on screening CTs are associated with an increased risk of lung cancer diagnosis 4 to 8 and 8 to 11 years after the scan (RRs 1.9 and 1.6, respectively).
January 8, 2020
In this randomized trial including 330 pts with MPE, talc slurry and VATS talc insufflation under local anesthesia had similar failure rates (24% vs 22%) at 90 days.
January 3, 2020
Using the NCDB, the authors evaluated outcomes for patients with T4a esophageal adenocarcinoma. Receipt of surgery, compared to definitive chemoradiotherapy, offered a significant benefit to overall survival (HR 0.26).  
December 30, 2019
The authors present the case of the surgical treatment of a giant right lung mass, which compresses and displaces adjacent pulmonary parenchyma, mediastinum, and diaphragm, achieving total resection.
December 29, 2019
In this analysis of randomized controlled studies, accupuncture and/or accupressure significantly reduced cancer-associated pain compared to sham procedures.  
December 18, 2019
The PulMiCC is a randomized clinical trial that tried to build more evidence for performing pulmonary metastasectomy in patients affected by advanced colorectal cancer and previously treated with curative intent. Unfortunately, the trial was stopped earlier becasue of poor recruitment and high drop out rate.
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. 
December 6, 2019
In this multi-institutional randomized trial comparing talc slurry through a chest tube to talc pudrage during VATS, success rates at 90 days were similar.

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