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Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in Stage III NSCLC

Jeffrey Allen and Mohammad Jahanzeb

Edited by Kerrin G. Robinson

vinblastine (MVP400), followed by thoracic surgery or irradiation, for patients with stage III nonsmall cell lung carcinoma . Cancer 1999 ; 86 : 1189 – 1197 . 13. Pisters KM Ginsberg RJ Giroux DJ . Induction chemotherapy before surgery for early

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NCCN Guidelines as a Model of Extended Criteria for Lung Cancer Screening

Brady J. McKee, Shawn Regis, Andrea K. Borondy-Kitts, Jeffrey A. Hashim, Robert J. French Jr, Christoph Wald, and Andrea B. McKee

, 9 – 12 In an effort to maximize the lifesaving potential of CTLS, several organizations, including CMS, USPSTF, the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, and NCCN, have selectively expanded their screening recommendations to include high

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The International Thymic Malignancy Interest Group

Frank C. Detterbeck

been active in many ITMIG committees and workgroups. This community spans all continents (except Antarctica), and includes all specialties active in this space (thoracic surgery, radiation oncology, medical oncology, pathology, neurology, epidemiology

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Photodynamic Therapy for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Joseph S. Friedberg

Performing surgery for malignant pleural mesothelioma “is like scraping paint off a wall: there is always going to be microscopic disease left,” declared Joseph S. Friedberg, MD, Chief of Thoracic Surgery at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

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Photodynamic Therapy for Airway Malignancies: The Ohio State University Experience Since 1998

Patrick Ross Jr

“Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is not just a palliative treatment,” declared Patrick Ross, Jr, MD, PhD, Director, Division of Thoracic Surgery, The Ohio State University (OSU), Columbus, Ohio. “The real bang for the buck with PDT has got to be

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Pulmonary Neuroendocrine Tumors: What (Little) Do We Know?

Lin-Chi Chen, William D. Travis, and Lee M. Krug

. Prognostic factors in neuroendocrine lung tumors: a Spanish Multicenter Study. Spanish Multicenter Study of Neuroendocrine Tumors of the Lung of the Spanish Society of Pneumonology and Thoracic Surgery (EMETNE-SEPAR) . Ann Thorac Surg 2000 ; 70 : 258 – 263

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Privacy on the Road to Personalized Medicine

Daniel J. Boffa, Heidi Nelson, Timothy Mullett, Frank Opelka, Patricia L. Turner, and Lawrence N. Shulman

filters . BMC Med Res Methodol 2022 ; 22 : 22 . DANIEL J. BOFFA, MD, MBA Daniel J. Boffa, MD, MBA, is a Professor and Chief of Thoracic Surgery at Yale University, and is the Clinical Director of the Thoracic Oncology Program at Smilow

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Updates in the Systemic Therapy Options for Clear Cell and Non–Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma

Presented by: Philippe E. Spiess, Peter A.S. Johnstone, and Eric Jonasch

, thoracic surgery, and radiation oncology occurred, with several treatment options considered, including systemic therapy, surgery, and stereotactic body radiosurgery (SBRT) ( Figure 1 ). Ultimately, the patient underwent SBRT. Figure 1. Approach to

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. According to Dr. Ettinger, notable radiotherapy advances include stereotactic body radiotherapy (SABR) and intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT). In surgery, he said, the use of video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) or minimally invasive surgery has been

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Chronic Pain Management in Cancer Survivors

Natalie Moryl, Nessa Coyle, Samuel Essandoh, and Paul Glare

frequently cut. Pain seems to be less common with video-assisted thoracic surgery than with an open thoracotomy. Pain is also less common with an anterolateral approach than with a posterolateral one. Chronic pain is present in more than 50% patients, with 60