Korean ethnicity as compared with white ethnicity is an independent favorable prognostic factor for overall survival in non-small cell lung cancer before and after the oral epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor era.

@article{Ahn2010KoreanEA,
  title={Korean ethnicity as compared with white ethnicity is an independent favorable prognostic factor for overall survival in non-small cell lung cancer before and after the oral epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor era.},
  author={Myung-ju Ahn and Jeeyun Lee and Y Park and J S Ahn and Argyrios Ziogas and Jason A. Zell and Keunchil Park and S H Ignatius Ou},
  journal={Journal of thoracic oncology : official publication of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer},
  year={2010},
  volume={5 8},
  pages={1185-96}
}
BACKGROUND We have previously demonstrated, using a regional California Cancer Registry database, that Asian ethnicity is an independent favorable prognostic factor for overall survival (OS) in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS Retrospective population-based analysis of Korean and US white patients with NSCLC with known smoking status from Samsung Cancer Center, Seoul, South Korea, and a Southern California Regional Cancer Registry between 1998 and 2005 with follow-up through… CONTINUE READING