Bone marrow micrometastasis might not be a short-term predictor of survival in early stages non-small cell lung carcinoma.

OBJECTIVE To determine the presence of occult micrometastasis (OM) in a selected population of surgically resectable patients presenting with non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) and to evaluate its prognostic value on relapses and survival. METHODS From February 1996 to December 1999, 99 patients undergoing surgical treatment for NSCLC were… CONTINUE READING