The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer lung cancer staging project: proposals regarding the clinical staging of small cell lung cancer in the forthcoming (seventh) edition of the tumor, node, metastasis classification for lung cancer.

@article{Shepherd2007TheIA,
  title={The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer lung cancer staging project: proposals regarding the clinical staging of small cell lung cancer in the forthcoming (seventh) edition of the tumor, node, metastasis classification for lung cancer.},
  author={Frances A. Shepherd and John Crowley and Paul Jules Van Houtte and Pieter E. Postmus and Desmond N. Carney and Kari L Chansky and Z. A. Shaikh and Peter Goldstraw},
  journal={Journal of thoracic oncology : official publication of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer},
  year={2007},
  volume={2 12},
  pages={1067-77}
}
BACKGROUND Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is usually classified using the limited and extensive definition. The tumor, node, metastasis (TNM) classification should also be applicable to SCLC, but it has only been reported in small surgical series. The current analysis looks to the impact of the TNM system on the clinical staging of SCLC and of the new International Association for the study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) proposals. METHODS Using the IASLC database, survival analyses were performed for… CONTINUE READING
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