Age, tumor size, type of surgery, and gender predict survival in early stage (stage I and II) non-small cell lung cancer after surgical resection.

BACKGROUND Even after presumably curative resection the 5-year survival rates are only 60-80% in stage I and 40-50% in stage II NSCLC. Purpose of the present study was the identification of independent clinico-pathological predictors of their survival. METHODS A retrospective review of 519 consecutive subjects who had undergone attempted curative… CONTINUE READING