Just a quick one and perhaps one to show patients, but a stark contrast between the best lungs and the worst. Slightly sensationalist but might be effective for a patient that doesn't think that smoking makes a big difference !!
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July 28, 2014
2nd ESMO Consensus Conference on Lung Cancer: non-small-cell lung cancer first-line/second and further lines of treatment in advanced disease
July 26, 2014
This article presents guidelines on the diagnosis and management of advanced stage lung cancer developed by the ESMO in 2013.
2nd ESMO Consensus Conference on Lung Cancer: early-stage non-small-cell lung cancer consensus on diagnosis, treatment and follow-up
July 26, 2014
This article summarizes consensus guidelines for the diagnosis and management of early stage lung cancer developed by ESMO in 2013.
Still a long way to go to achieve multidisciplinarity for the benefit of patients: commentary on the ESMO position paper
July 12, 2014
This editorial, authored by a number of presidents/leaders of prominent medical societies, laments a recent position paper of the ESMO espousing medical oncologists as the natural team leaders of multidisciplinary oncologic care. It cautions other cancer specialists not to abandon their roles as advocates for their cancer patients.
Management of elderly patients with NSCLC; updated expert's opinion paper: EORTC Elderly Task Force, Lung Cancer Group and International Society for Geriatric Oncology
June 26, 2014
Although lung cancer is common in the elderly population, little information specific to this population is available to inform healthcare practitioners. The EORTC, in collaboration with the International Society of Geriatric Oncology, released a concensus statement in 2010 on this topic. Since then a number of related studies have been published.
Effect of the World Health Organization Checklist on Patient Outcomes: A Stepped Wedge Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial.
May 23, 2014
Stepped wedged cluster randomized control trial from the World Health Organization comparing outcomes in those who received a Checklist. Implementation of the WHO Surgical Safey Checklist decreased morbidty and hospital length of stay.
Preoperative chemotherapy for non-small-cell lung cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis of individual participant data
May 3, 2014
This systematic review and meta-analysis of individual patient data from 15 RCTs (2385 pts) assessed the utility of preoperative chemotherapy in patients with primarily stages Ib-IIIa NSCLC. Chemotherapy resulted in a 13% reduction in death (HR 0.87, p=0.007), and a 5% survival improvement at 5 years.
May 1, 2014
A panel for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid determined that annual low-dose CT screening for lung cancer carries too high a risk related to the potential benefits. They expressed concern about high false-positive rates, quality assurance, and gaps in evidence as to how the CT results would be used. Despite the fact that many professional grou
April 10, 2014
This is an outstanding 20 minute video on all aspects of segmentectomy for lung cancer from one of the world's experts. There is a whole free Journal on this issue which can be found at http://www.annalscts.com/issue/view/37
March 27, 2014
A consensus statement on video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy for patients with non-small-cell lung cancer has been issued by 50 international experts.