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Michael T. Milano, Hong Zhang, Kenneth Y. Usuki, Deepinder P. Singh and Yuhchyau Chen Definitive radiotherapy for stage I nonsmall cell lung cancer Cancer 118

Version of Record online: 27 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.27589

From a population-based registry analysis of patients with stage I nonsmall cell lung cancer who were treated with definitive radiotherapy, male sex and squamous cell carcinoma histology were found to be significantly (albeit modest) adverse prognostic factors for overall and lung cancer cause-specific survival, whereas a more recent calendar year of diagnosis was associated with significantly improved survival outcomes. The significant improvement in survival in more recent years likely reflects technologic advances in the diagnosis of, staging of, and radiotherapy for lung cancer.

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