CARDIAC SURGERY

Nonintubated Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery for the Management of Primary and Secondary Spontaneous Pneumothorax

Aug 16, 2020 by in CARDIAC SURGERY Comments Off on Nonintubated Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery for the Management of Primary and Secondary Spontaneous Pneumothorax

Nonintubated video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for the treatment of primary and secondary pneumothorax was first reported in 1997 by Nezu. However, studies on this technique are few. Research in the past…

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Principles of Immunotherapy in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Aug 16, 2020 by in CARDIAC SURGERY Comments Off on Principles of Immunotherapy in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Immunotherapy has transformed the treatment of many tumors. Robust data demonstrating improved overall survival and progression-free survival in patients treated with monoclonal antibodies have established immune checkpoint inhibitors as standard…

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Adjuvant Chemotherapy

Aug 16, 2020 by in CARDIAC SURGERY Comments Off on Adjuvant Chemotherapy

Five-year survival rates for patients with early-stage non–small cell lung cancer have room for improvement. Adjuvant chemotherapy results in a small but significant increase in overall survival at 5 years. Efforts…

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Molecular Targets Beyond the Big 3

Aug 16, 2020 by in CARDIAC SURGERY Comments Off on Molecular Targets Beyond the Big 3

Lung cancer is a heterogeneous genomic disease. Smoking remains the primary cause. Genetic susceptibility and environmental exposures are responsible for 10% to 15% of cases. Targeted therapies improve survival in…

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