Staging in lung cancer: is 3 cm a prognostic threshold in pathologic stage I non-small cell lung cancer? A multicenter study of 1,020 patients.

@article{LpezEncuentra2002StagingIL,
  title={Staging in lung cancer: is 3 cm a prognostic threshold in pathologic stage I non-small cell lung cancer? A multicenter study of 1,020 patients.},
  author={Angel L{\'o}pez-Encuentra and Jos{\'e} Luis Duque-Medina and Ram{\'o}n Rami-Porta and Agust{\'i}n G{\'o}mez G{\'o}mez de la C{\'a}mara and Paloma Ferrando},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2002},
  volume={121 5},
  pages={1515-20}
}
INTRODUCTION Since 1974, a tumor size of 3 cm in diameter has been regarded as the prognostic threshold in the staging of bronchogenic carcinoma. OBJECTIVE To study the prognostic behavior of surgical-pathologic tumor size in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with complete resection. DESIGN Four-year multi-institutional prospective study from 1993 to 1997. PATIENTS Consecutive cases of NSCLC in pathologic stages IA-IB (pIA-pIB) treated surgically with complete resection in hospitals… CONTINUE READING
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