Surgical results for small cell lung cancer based on the new TNM staging system

Masayoshi Inoue, Shinichiro Miyoshi, Tsutomu Yasumitsu, Takashi Mori, Keiji Iuchi, Hajime Maeda, Hikaru Matsuda

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Abstract

Background. Operation with combined chemotherapy has been recently recommended for very early stage of small cell lung cancer without lymph node metastasis. Methods. A retrospective study was undertaken in 91 patients who had undergone pulmonary resection for small cell lung cancer according to the new international staging system. Results. The 5-year overall probability of survival was 37.1%. The 5-year survival rate was 100% for p-stage 0, 56.1% for p-stage IA, 30.0% for p-stage IB, 57.1% for p-stage IIA, and 42.9% for p-stage IIB. In the p-stage IA-IIB patients who underwent a complete resection, the 5-year survival rate of the patients treated by operation with chemotherapy was better than that of patients treated by operation alone. In addition, the 5-year survival rate of the patients who had four or more courses of chemotherapy was 80.0%. Conclusions. These results suggest that operation should be considered for p-stage IA-IIB patients and more than four courses of combined chemotherapy might be desirable in these resectable cases. (C) 2000 by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1615-1619
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume70
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 23 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Inoue, M., Miyoshi, S., Yasumitsu, T., Mori, T., Iuchi, K., Maeda, H., & Matsuda, H. (2000). Surgical results for small cell lung cancer based on the new TNM staging system. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 70(5), 1615-1619. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0003-4975(00)01401-6