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Morbidity and mortality after neoadjuvant therapy for lung cancer: the risks of right pneumonectomy.
BACKGROUND The risks of complications in patients undergoing thoracotomy after neoadjuvant therapy for nonsmall cell lung cancer remain controversial. We reviewed our experience to define it further.Expand
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Evaluation of distant metastases in esophageal cancer: 100 consecutive positron emission tomography scans.
BACKGROUND Pilot studies suggest positron emission tomography (PET) scanning may be superior to conventional imaging in staging esophageal cancer, especially in the detection of radiographicallyExpand
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BAP1 cancer syndrome: malignant mesothelioma, uveal and cutaneous melanoma, and MBAITs
BackgroundBRCA1–associated protein 1 (BAP1) is a tumor suppressor gene located on chromosome 3p21. Germline BAP1 mutations have been recently associated with an increased risk of malignantExpand
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Thoracoscopic lobectomy is associated with acceptable morbidity and mortality in patients with predicted postoperative forced expiratory volume in 1 second or diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide
OBJECTIVE A predicted postoperative (ppo) forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1%) or diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide (DLCO%) of <40% has traditionally been considered toExpand
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Integrated PET/CT Fusion Imaging and Endoscopic Ultrasound in the Pre-operative Staging and Evaluation of Esophageal Cancer
PurposeAccurate staging of esophageal cancer (ECA) is critical in determining appropriate therapy. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), computed tomography (CT) and positron emission tomography (PET)Expand
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Nuclear EGFR protein expression predicts poor survival in early stage non-small cell lung cancer.
INTRODUCTION Nuclear EGFR (nEGFR) has been identified in various human tumor tissues, including cancers of the breast, ovary, oropharynx, and esophagus, and has predicted poor patient outcomes. WeExpand
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Components of geriatric assessments predict thoracic surgery outcomes.
BACKGROUND No tool currently exists to rapidly allow surgeons to objectively quantify surgical risk in geriatric patients. The goal of our prospective study was to determine if individual questionsExpand
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Minimally Invasive Approach to Esophagectomy
Background: Recent advances in laparoscopic and thoracoscopic surgery have made it possible to perform esophagectomy using minimally invasive techniques. The aim of this report was to present ourExpand
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Dose Escalated, Hypofractionated Radiotherapy Using Helical Tomotherapy for Inoperable Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Preliminary Results of a Risk-Stratified Phase I Dose Escalation Study
To improve local control for inoperable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), a phase I dose escalation study for locally advanced and medically inoperable patients was devised to escalate tumor doseExpand
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Paclitaxel-induced apoptosis in non-small cell lung cancer cell lines is associated with increased caspase-3 activity.
OBJECTIVE Our objective was to determine whether paclitaxel-induced apoptosis in human lung cancer cells is Fas dependent. METHODS Human lung cancer cell lines were evaluated for morphologicExpand
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