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memo - Magazine of European Medical Oncology 2/2019

Lung cancer screening—the surgeon’s perspective

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memo - Magazine of European Medical Oncology > Ausgabe 2/2019
Autoren:
Caecilia Ng, Herbert Maier, MD Florian Augustin
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Results from lung cancer screening trials are promising and show improved survival of lung cancer patients, mainly due to a shift in tumor stages at the time of detection. More lung nodules for histopathologic workup and earlier tumor stages translate into more patients and work load for thoracic surgical units. This article provides a view on lung cancer screening from a thoracic surgeon’s perspective.

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