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Patient Case Studies and Panel Discussion: Lymphoma

angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma (AITL). Figure 1. Patient case study 1: results of further testing. Abbreviations: NGS, next-generation sequencing; RUL, right upper lobe; SUV, standard uptake value; VATS, video-assisted thoracic surgery. Dr. Advani explained that

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Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer

David S. Ettinger, Wallace Akerley, Gerold Bepler, Matthew G. Blum, Andrew Chang, Richard T. Cheney, Lucian R. Chirieac, Thomas A. D'Amico, Todd L. Demmy, Apar Kishor P. Ganti, Ramaswamy Govindan, Frederic W. Grannis Jr., Thierry Jahan, Mohammad Jahanzeb, David H. Johnson, Anne Kessinger, Ritsuko Komaki, Feng-Ming Kong, Mark G. Kris, Lee M. Krug, Quynh-Thu Le, Inga T. Lennes, Renato Martins, Janis O'Malley, Raymond U. Osarogiagbon, Gregory A. Otterson, Jyoti D. Patel, Katherine M. Pisters, Karen Reckamp, Gregory J. Riely, Eric Rohren, George R. Simon, Scott J. Swanson, Douglas E. Wood, and Stephen C. Yang

not available or who are not eligible should go to a center of excellence with expertise in radiology, pathology, cytology, thoracic surgery, and general lung cancer treatment to discuss the potential risks and benefits before undergoing a screening CT

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Surgery in the Management of Small Cell Lung Cancer

Robert J. Downey and Lee M. Krug

Because most patients with small cell cancer of the lung present with distant metastatic disease, the treatment is almost always medical therapies without surgery. However, a small number of patients present with resectable disease, and this review summarizes the available literature addressing the possible role for surgery in the treatment of these patients.

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NCCN News

working with him in his new leadership role.” Dr. D'Amico is director of clinical oncology, program director of thoracic surgery, and professor in the department of surgery at Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center. He is a recognized leader in the field of

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Modification and Implementation of NCCN Guidelines™ on Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer in the Middle East and North Africa Region

Abdul-Rahman Jazieh, Hanaa Bamefleh, Ahmet Demirkazik, Rabab Mohamed Gaafar, Fady B. Geara, Mansur Javaid, Jamal Khader, Kian Khodadad, Walid Omar, Ahmed Saadeddin, Hassan Al Sabe, Mohammad Behgam Shadmehr, Amgad El Sherif, Najam Uddin, Mohammad Jahanzeb, and David Ettinger

formed. The committee comprises various experts in thoracic oncology, including medical and clinical oncology, radiation oncology, pulmonology medicine, thoracic surgery, radiology, and pathology. The committee convened twice and corresponded frequently

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VATS Versus Open Surgery for Lung Cancer Resection: Moving Toward a Minimally Invasive Approach

Jacob Klapper and Thomas A. D’Amico

– 1117 . 3. McKenna RJ . Thoracic lobectomy with mediastinal sampling in 80-year-old patients . Chest 1994 ; 106 : 1902 – 1904 . 4. Boffa D Allen M Grab J . Data from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons General Thoracic Surgery

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VATS Versus Open Surgery for Lung Cancer Resection: Moving Beyond the Incision

Aaron M. Cheng and Douglas E. Wood

significantly reduce postoperative morbidity and complications after pulmonary resection, and it is conceivable that the implementation—or lack—of a strategic approach to address acute postoperative pain after thoracic surgery impacts a patient’s recovery, pain

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BPI24-008: Pumping Iron in the Preoperative Period: Is It Beneficial in Reducing Blood Transfusions?

Carla Patel, Danielle Fournier, Susan Knippel, Cheryl Fraser, TaCharra Laury, Hue Cao, Mini George, and Arlene Correa

to mitigation strategies. Conclusions: Anemia in oncology patients is multifactorial. Based on our data, the use of preoperative parenteral iron supplementation would only benefit a small percentage of patients undergoing thoracic surgery and

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Lung Cancer Screening: The Last 10 Years

Douglas E. Wood

resources in radiology, pulmonary medicine, thoracic surgery, and pathology, along with a disciplined and multidisciplinary approach to nodule management. In the NLST, 96% of lung nodules found were ultimately determined to be false-positives, and 24% of

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Operative Techniques in Early-Stage Lung Cancer

Thomas A. D'Amico

the general thoracic surgery component of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) database. 14 Recent assessment of morbidity after thoracoscopic lobectomy showed superior results for many outcomes compared with thoracotomy. 15 – 22 This article