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    Kyobu geka. The Japanese…
    1999

[Effect of preoperative chemotherapy for bulky N2 non-small-cell lung cancer].

@article{Togashi1999EffectOP,
  title={[Effect of preoperative chemotherapy for bulky N2 non-small-cell lung cancer].},
  author={Ken-ichi Togashi and Masaaki Sugawara and Haruo Miyamura and Yohei Sato and Yoshinari Tanabe and Hiroyo Kourakata and Hiroyuki Saito and Kimi Sato},
  journal={Kyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery},
  year={1999},
  volume={52 11},
  pages={
          915-9
        }
}
The effect of chemotherapy as the adjuvant therapy to bulky N2 disease (stage IIIA) non-small-cell lung cancer was examined. From January 1992 to December 1996, 464 patients with non-small-cell lung cancer underwent surgery. Seven patients (1.5%) with N2 disease (stage IIIA) received two cycles of preresectional cisplatin and vindesin chemotherapy, followed by standardized surgical resection (Group A). 46 patients (9.9%) had pathological N2 disease (T1-3, M0) after surgery (Group B). In Group A… CONTINUE READING