Adjuvant therapy following surgery in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)

  title={Adjuvant therapy following surgery in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)},
  author={Fumihiro Tanaka and Kazue Yoneda},
  journal={Surgery Today},
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) accounts for 80–90 % of cases of primary lung cancer. Although surgery is recommended as the primary treatment for early-stage NSCLC, the prognosis is unsatisfactory even when complete resection is achieved. Recent clinical trials have shown that postoperative adjuvant chemotherapy with cytotoxic agents, namely uracil-tegafur (UFT) for stage IA (>2 cm in diameter)-IB patients or cisplatin-based regimens for stage II-IIIA patients, improves the prognosis, and… CONTINUE READING
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