Management Algorithms for Stage IIIA Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer with N2 Node Involvement

Frank Detterbeck, Mithran S. Sukumar

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Abstract

Stage IIIA non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with N2 node involvement (IIIA[N2]) is a complex area characterized by much confusion and controversy, because data derived from a particular subgroup of IIIA(N2) often are inappropriately applied to another subgroup. The problem is not so much that stage IIIA(N2) encompasses a spectrum of disease, which is true in each stage of NSCLC. Rather, our ability to describe a patient cohort has been limited, and it is therefore often difficult to determine how and when to apply data from published studies. A simple, pragmatic approach is taken in this article to define algorithms for the management of these patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)437-441
Number of pages5
JournalThoracic Surgery Clinics
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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