Treatment of stage I non-small cell lung cancer: What's trending?

  title={Treatment of stage I non-small cell lung cancer: What's trending?},
  author={Timothy L. McMurry and Puja M. Shah and Pamela P Samson and Clifford G. Robinson and Benjamin D. Kozower},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  volume={154 3},
OBJECTIVES Stage I non-small cell lung cancer traditionally is treated with lobectomy. Sublobar resection and stereotactic body radiation therapy provide alternative treatments for higher-risk groups. The purpose of this study was to determine the national treatment trends for stage I lung cancer. METHODS The National Cancer Database was queried for patients with clinical stage I non-small cell lung cancer between 1998 and 2012. Patients were compared across treatment groups, and trends in… CONTINUE READING
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