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Cancer

April 27, 2020
This manuscript outlines the difficulties of providing safe thoracic surgery during COVID-19 and details solutions for overcoming these challenges.
April 21, 2020
This manuscript by Yamanashi et al retrospectively looks into the outcome of patients with newly classified clinical T4 lung cancer. They report 93 patients who underwent surgical treatment during a 10-year study period.
April 13, 2020
Topical review on the epidemic in Britain, with a number of observations that relate to the cardiothoracic surgeons and all healthcare professionals: -The assertion that the National Health Service in Britain was overrun PRIOR to the pandemic. -The assertion that acute angina is now being undertreated.
April 10, 2020
The NCDB was queried to assess the optimal timing for resection after induction therapy for IIIA NSCLC.  Survival was better in patients who underwent surgery in a short delay interval (<77 days) compared to a long delay (>114 days); short and medium delay intervals had similar outcomes.  
March 22, 2020
Leanne Harling, Doug Mathisen, and Erino Rendina share and debate their approaches to staging, adjuvant therapy, persistent disease, and surgical removal of the primary tumor.
March 18, 2020
The authors examined the SEER database to assess racial disparities in use of PET for lung cancer staging 2007-2015 and subsequent one-year survival. Blacks  (OR 0.54) and Hispanics (OR 0.72) were less likely to undergo PET compared to non-Hispanic whites. Use of PET was associated with improved survival (HR 0.61).  
February 25, 2020
Leanne Harling interviews Daniela Molena about her approach to minimally invasive and robotic esophageal surgery.
February 17, 2020
This video demonstrates a trainee-led open resection of four pulmonary nodules using the LEONARDO® Dual Wave 200W laser system.
February 13, 2020
Richard Booton of the Manchester University NHS Foundation in the United Kingdom presents a discussion on lung health checks and lung cancer screening.
February 8, 2020
The newest version of the ASCO guidelines for lung cancer surveillance after curative lung cancer therapy is presented. The overall quality of supportive evidence is low, and the strength of recommendations is moderate. CT is recommended as the optimal imaging modality.

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