Significance of perioperative blood transfusions in patients undergoing resection of stage I and II non-small-cell lung cancers.

@article{Pea1992SignificanceOP,
  title={Significance of perioperative blood transfusions in patients undergoing resection of stage I and II non-small-cell lung cancers.},
  author={Constantino Pe{\~n}a and Todd W. Rice and Muzaffar Ahmad and Sharon V. Medendorp},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1992},
  volume={102 1},
  pages={84-8}
}
Perioperative blood transfusions (BT) have been reported to reduce survival in patients undergoing curative resection of lung cancers. It is postulated that a state of BT-mediated immunosuppression favors the proliferation of tumor cells not resected during surgery. To evaluate this hypothesis and to determine factors influencing the administration of BT, we retrospectively studied the charts of 127 patients who underwent surgery for stage I and II non-small-cell carcinoma. Thirty (23.6 percent… CONTINUE READING