The influence of lung cancer mass screening on surgical results.

@article{Koike1999TheIO,
  title={The influence of lung cancer mass screening on surgical results.},
  author={Terumoto Koike and Mitsuyasu Terashima and Tsutomu Takizawa and Megumi Haga and Yuzo Kurita and Akira Yokoyama and Hayato Misawa},
  journal={Lung cancer},
  year={1999},
  volume={24 2},
  pages={75-80}
}
BACKGROUND After the introduction of the mass screening program for lung cancer, the number of patients detected by mass screening increased as well as the number of early staged patients. Therefore, we examined the influence of lung cancer mass screening on surgical results. METHODS A total of 1177 primary lung cancer cases, who underwent surgery from 1963 to 1992, were retrospectively reviewed. They were grouped according to the changes in the mass screening system: the first period (1963… CONTINUE READING