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Purpose: The resistance to the EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibi-tors (TKI) is a major concern in non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) treatment. T790M mutation in EGFR accounts for nearly 50% of the acquired resistance to EGFR-TKIs. Earlier studies suggested that T790M mutation was also detected in TKI-na€ ve NSCLCs in a small cohort. Here, we use an… (More)
A large number of studies have demonstrated that 2-deoxy-2-[fluorine-18]fluoro-d-glucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT) is superior to conventional modalities for the diagnosis of lung cancer and the evaluation of the extent of the disease. However, the efficacy of PET/CT in a follow-up surveillance setting following… (More)
BACKGROUND Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) often accompanies lung cancer, and life-threatening acute exacerbation (AE) of IPF (AE-IPF) is reported to occur in 20 % of IPF patients who undergo lung cancer surgery. Pirfenidone is an anti-fibrotic agent known to reduce disease progression in IPF patients. A phase II study was conducted to evaluate whether… (More)
With the decreasing incidence of tuberculosis (TB), tuberculous abscess of the chest wall (TACW) is becoming rare. Pulmonary carcinoma coexisting with pulmonary TB has been reported in the past, but reports of pulmonary TB accompanied with TACW are scarce. We present the first case of a 66-year-old male with TACW accompanied with pulmonary carcinoma.