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Endosonography followed by surgical staging improves quality of life, according to ASTER study
Date:7/7/2011

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At the end of staging, patients who underwent endosonography reported better quality of life than those randomized to surgical staging, researchers said at the World Conference on Lung Cancer. There was little difference between the two groups at 2 months and 6 months.

Mediastinal staging with endosonography was cost-effective compared with surgery alone, saving 746 (approximately $1,210 U.S./845 euros) per patient. The savings rose to 2,124 (approximately $3,450 U.S./2,400) per patient among those who had endosonography but did not undergo surgical staging.


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Contact: Rene McGaw
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31-205-493-413
International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
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