Lobectomy leads to optimal survival in early-stage small cell lung cancer: a retrospective analysis.

@article{Varlotto2011LobectomyLT,
  title={Lobectomy leads to optimal survival in early-stage small cell lung cancer: a retrospective analysis.},
  author={John Michael Varlotto and Abram Recht and John C. Flickinger and Laura N. Medford-Davis and A J Dyer and Malcolm M Decamp},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={142 3},
  pages={538-46}
}
OBJECTIVE Stage I or II small cell lung cancer is rare. We evaluated the contemporary incidence of early-stage small cell lung cancer and defined its optimal local therapy. METHODS We analyzed the incidence, treatment patterns, and outcomes of 2214 patients with early-stage small cell lung cancer (1690 with stage I and 524 with stage II) identified from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database from 1988 to 2005. RESULTS Early-stage small cell lung cancer constituted a stable… CONTINUE READING