High risk of brain metastases in surgically staged IIIA non-small-cell lung cancer patients treated with surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation.

@article{Mamon2005HighRO,
  title={High risk of brain metastases in surgically staged IIIA non-small-cell lung cancer patients treated with surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation.},
  author={Harvey J. Mamon and Beow Yong Yeap and Pasi Antero J{\"a}nne and Jason Reblando and Sarah Shrager and Michael Thomas Jaklitsch and Steven Mentzer and Jeanne M Lukanich and David J. Sugarbaker and Elizabeth H. Baldini and Stuart Berman and Arthur Skarin and Raphael Bueno},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2005},
  volume={23 7},
  pages={1530-7}
}
PURPOSE Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer mortality in the United States. We sought to review our experience with surgically staged IIIA (N2) non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), focusing on the patterns of failure in consecutively treated patients from 1988 to 2000. PATIENTS AND METHODS The records of 177 patients were reviewed. Collected data included stage, histology, use of chemotherapy and radiation, initial and subsequent sites of failure, and survival. One hundred twenty-four… CONTINUE READING
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