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Cancer

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 17, 2019
Drs Shanda Blackmon, Scott Swanson, Thomas D'Amico, and Mark Onaitis discuss approaches to multifocal lung cancer, including preoperative workup, initial approaches, when ablation can be beneficial, and what to do when spread through airway spaces is observed.
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.
December 2, 2019
The authors present a left upper lobe trisegmentectomy (S1+2+3) for a primary adenocarcinoma over a previous pneumocytoma.
November 27, 2019
The Thoracic Oncology 2019 Conference is now available on CTSNet.
November 26, 2019
A deep-learning computer aided detection (CAD) system was trained to recognize neoplasia using nearly 500,000 endoscopic images.  In head-to-head testing against experienced gastroenterologists using additional images, the accuracy of CAD in diagnosing neoplasia was 88% vs 73% for the gastroenterologists.

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