Developing an effective lung cancer program in a community hospital setting.

@article{Fischel2009DevelopingAE,
  title={Developing an effective lung cancer program in a community hospital setting.},
  author={Richard J Fischel and Robert Owen Dillman},
  journal={Clinical lung cancer},
  year={2009},
  volume={10 4},
  pages={239-43}
}
Lung cancer remains the number one cause of cancer-based mortality in men and women. The importance of proper lung cancer care outside of major academic centers cannot be overemphasized because the vast majority of lung cancer care occurs in community hospital settings. We have had the opportunity to develop a highly successful community hospital-based lung cancer program. Utilizing a multidisciplinary approach, we have achieved steadily improving survival rates that are much higher than those… CONTINUE READING