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Lung

November 7, 2019
Find it here: the 2019 International Thoracic Oncology Symposium live on CTSNet.
November 7, 2019
This brief overview of recently presented improvements in lung cancer therapy highlights the substantial benefits of newer chemotherapy and immunotherapy regimens that are transforming the outlooks of many patients with advanced lung cancer.
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.
October 31, 2019
Sanjay Popat of the Royal Marsden Hospital in London, England, presents a discussion on current therapies and treatments for lung cancer.
October 31, 2019
Compliance with American College of Chest Physicians guidelines for physiologic evaluation of lung resection patients was 50% or better for only half the physicians. The frequency of individualizing risk thresholds based on surgical approach increased according to the number of years in practice.
October 30, 2019
A balanced  appraisal of last year's manuscript from the Lancet Group on a relatively novel portable Organ Care System for donor lungs. The analysis of the technical complications, especially organ damage from overenthusiastic revving of the pump, is particularly sobering.
October 24, 2019
This multiinstitutional study including advocates of robotic lung resection identified a 1.9% incidence of intraoperative castrophes, most commonly pulmonary arterial bleeding. Patients at risk had lower FEV1%, higher clinical stage, and more frequent preoperative radiation therapy.
October 24, 2019
This analysis of data from the JCOG0201 trial identified factors that place patients at increased risk for recurrence after lobectomy for stage I adenocarcinoma. They include visceral pleural invasion, vascular invasion, or an invasive component measuring >2 cm.
October 21, 2019
Keith S. Naunheim of St Louis University in Missouri, USA, presents a discussion on surgery for stage IIIA non-small cell lung cancer.
October 21, 2019
Better cardiorespiratory fitness as quantified by treadmill exercise testing was associated with a substantially decreased likelihood of lung cancer in former smokers (77% reduction in very fit) and reduced mortality in smokers who subsequently developed lung cancer (85% reduction in very fit).

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