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VIDEO: Wedge resection offers higher survival for NSCLC


 

AT THE AATS ANNUAL MEETING

 

– High quality wedge resection results in higher survival for patients with early stage non–small cell lung cancer when compared with stereotactic body radiation therapy, according to new research.

The analysis, reported at the annual meeting of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, evaluated the treatment of 7,337 patients in the National Cancer Database with clinical T1-T2, N0, M0 non–small cell lung cancer who were treated with either wedge resection or stereotactic body radiation therapy from 2005 to 2012.

In this video, Varun Puri, MD, of Washington University, St. Louis, discusses the study and the significance of the findings.

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