COPD increases the risk of squamous histological subtype in smokers who develop non-small cell lung carcinoma.

@article{Papi2004COPDIT,
  title={COPD increases the risk of squamous histological subtype in smokers who develop non-small cell lung carcinoma.},
  author={Alberto Papi and George Casoni and Gaetano Caramori and Ippolito Guzzinati and Piera Boschetto and Franco Ravenna and Nunzio Calia and Stefano Petruzzelli and Lorenzo Corbetta and Giorgio Narciso Cavallesco and Elena Forini and Marina Saetta and Adalberto Ciaccia},
  journal={Thorax},
  year={2004},
  volume={59 8},
  pages={
          679-81
        }
}
BACKGROUND Squamous cell carcinoma has a stronger association with tobacco smoking than other non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLC). A study was undertaken to determine whether chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a risk factor for the squamous cell carcinoma histological subtype in smokers with surgically resectable NSCLC. METHODS Using a case-control design, subjects with a surgically confirmed diagnosis of squamous cell carcinoma were enrolled from smokers undergoing lung… CONTINUE READING
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