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Indications for invasive mediastinal staging in patients with early non-small cell lung cancer staged with PET-CT
Sarah J. Gao, Anthony W. Kim, Jonathan T. Puchalski et al.Lung Cancer, Volume 109, July 2017, Pages 36–41Category: ArticlesTopic: Staging
Commentary by Nir Peled
Moving towards screening for lung cancer by low dose CT scans for high risk cohort is expected to affect the stage split within the lung cancer epidemic. With a growing percentage of early disease, it is highly important to use the most appropriate tools for accurate staging. This important retrospective study indicates that peripheral non-solid T1N0 lesions do not require invasive mediastinal staging while central, solid T2N0 do. With the improvement of the CT-PET technology, we may even improve these results.
Does Lymph Node Metastasis Have a Negative Prognostic Impact in Patients with NSCLC and M1a Disease?
Chenyang Dai MD, Yijiu Ren MD, Dong Xie MD, PhD, Hui Zheng MD, PhD, Yunlang She MD, Ke Fei MD, Gening Jiang MD, Chang Chen MD, PhD
Journal of Thoracic Oncology, Volume 11, Issue 10, October 2016, Pages 1745 - 1754Category: ArticlesTopic: Staging