Prognostic significance of diabetes mellitus in locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer

  title={Prognostic significance of diabetes mellitus in locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer},
  author={Hisao Imai and Kyoichi Kaira and Keita Mori and Akira Ono and Hiroaki Akamatsu and Shunichi Matsumoto and Tetsuhiko Taira and Hirotsugu Kenmotsu and Hideyuki Harada and Tateaki Naito and Haruyasu Murakami and Masahiro Endo and Takashi Nakajima and Masanobu Yamada and Toshiaki Takahashi},
  journal={BMC Cancer},
To investigate the prognostic significance of patient characteristics and clinical laboratory test results in locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), and in particular the impact of diabetes mellitus (DM) on the survival of patients who underwent chemoradiotherapy. We retrospectively reviewed 159 patients with locally advanced NSCLC with a focus on DM and other potential prognostic factors, using the log-rank test, and univariate and multivariate analyses to assess their… CONTINUE READING


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