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OBJECTIVES The International Registry of Lung Metastases was established in 1991 to assess the long-term results of pulmonary metastasectomy. METHODS The Registry has accrued 5206 cases of lung metastasectomy, from 18 departments of thoracic surgery in Europe (n = 13), the United States (n = 4) and Canada (n = 1). Of these patients, 4572 (88%) underwent(More)
OBJECTIVE Metastatic breast cancer is still defined as an incurable disease. Although the prognosis after resection of isolated metastases to the lung is much better than after chemotherapy most oncologists and gynecologists disapprove of lung metastasectomy. METHODS In order to summarize the experience of pulmonary metastatic surgery and to achieve more(More)
Lack of tumor selectivity is a severe limitation of cancer chemotherapy. Consequently, reducing dose-limiting organ toxicities such as the cardiac toxicity of doxorubicin (Dox) is of major clinical relevance. Approaches that would facilitate a more tumor-selective anticancer therapy by using nontoxic prodrugs that are converted to active anticancer agents(More)
Exact pretherapeutic lymph node staging of lung cancer is of special importance for selecting patients for neoadjuvant therapy or for video-assisted thoracoscopic resection. Staging is usually performed by computerized tomography scan and mediastinoscopy. However, these methods do not reach the accuracy of open nodal dissection. Therefore, we developed a(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate patient and tumor characteristics, treatment, and outcomes in a large cohort of unselected patients with second and subsequent recurrences of osteosarcoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS Two hundred forty-nine consecutive patients who had originally received combined-modality therapy on neoadjuvant Cooperative Osteosarcoma Study Group protocols(More)
Between 1980 and 1995, 77 patients underwent complete resection of pulmonary metastases from a renal cell carcinoma after exclusion of a primary tumor recurrence and other metastatic localizations. 30-day mortality was 3%. The Median follow-up was 34 months (M). Cumulative 5-year survival (5-YS) was 39%. Prognostic criteria are the duration of the(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether dynamic contrast material-enhanced magnetic resonance (MR) imaging with use of kinetic and morphologic parameters reveals statistically significant differences between malignant and benign solitary pulmonary nodules. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifty-eight patients met the inclusion criteria of a solitary 5-40-mm pulmonary nodule(More)
INTRODUCTION Successful treatment of lung cancer patients with crizotinib depends on the accurate diagnosis of anaplastic lymphoma receptor tyrosine kinase (ALK) gene rearrangements. The approved fluorescence in-situ hybridization test is complex and difficult to use in daily diagnostic practice. Immunohistochemical assays-rapid and perfectly adapted for(More)
OBJECTIVE Currently, no randomized trials exist to guide thoracic surgeons in the field of pulmonary metastasectomy. This study investigates the current clinical practice among European Society of Thoracic Surgeon (ESTS) members. METHODS A Web-based questionnaire was created exploring the clinical approach to lung metastasectomy. All ESTS members were(More)