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2013-08-08 14:13:44

Findings could help identify patients most likely to benefit from lung-sparing surgery A new study by thoracic surgeons and pathologists at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center shows that a specific pattern found in the tumor pathology of some lung cancer patients is a strong predictor of recurrence. Knowing that this feature exists in a tumor's pathology could be an important factor doctors use to guide cancer treatment decisions. According to the study's authors, the findings offer...

2012-05-15 22:44:02

CT screening of high-risk Danish population yields higher incidence of early stage lung cancer amenable to VATS resections The most recent research released in June's Journal of Thoracic Oncology says video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) is a valuable tool in managing lesions detected in a lung cancer screening program. The primary objective of lung cancer screening with low dose computer tomography (CT) is to detect lung cancer at an early stage and thus amenable to a complete surgical...

2011-02-23 00:35:01

Singapore, Feb 23, 2011 - (ACN Newswire) - The National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS) recently completed the first robotic-assisted lobectomy in Southeast Asia. For the very first time in the region, the diseased lobe of a lung was removed using a sophisticated robotic system - the Da Vinci Si Dual. This new development also made NHCS one of about 25 centres in the world to offer the robotic-assisted lobectomy surgery to its patients.The robotic arms with seven degree of movement can perform...

2010-05-28 17:55:16

There's debate about the best treatment approach for patients with certain stages of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), which accounts for about 80 percent of all lung cancers. Patients with early stages of NSCLC are typically treated with surgery, but those with stage IIIA present more of a challenge because they are such a diverse group. However, research from Fox Chase Cancer Center shows that patient's with stage IIIA NSCLC who receive surgery, lobectomy in particular, have increased...

2010-02-17 08:51:20

Findings identify an effective alternative to traditional treatment methods Research published in February's edition of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology investigates the utilization of surgery and the subsequent need for radiotherapy (RT) when treating stage I small cell lung cancer (SCLC). Traditionally, SCLC treatment regimes include chemotherapy and radiotherapy for limited stage disease; however, the study concludes that in selected patients with early stage disease a lobectomy (removal...

2009-02-02 10:25:03

A new technique combining computed tomography (CT) with fiber-coated surgical microcoils allows physicians to successfully locate and remove small lung nodules without the need for a more invasive procedure, according to a new study published in the February issue of Radiology."Small lung nodules are much more difficult to successfully locate and remove than larger nodules," said the study's lead author, John Mayo, M.D., professor of radiology and cardiology at the University of British...

2009-01-12 11:39:00

AKRON, Ohio, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Summa Health System recently became Northeast Ohio's first healthcare organization and one of only four in the nation to offer robotic lobectomy surgery for patients with lung cancer. Unlike a typical lobectomy, which requires the patient's chest to be cut open through an incision between the ribs, the robotic procedure, performed at Akron City Hospital, allows for the removal of an entire lobe of the lung through four small incisions in the chest....


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