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Video-assisted thoracic surgery valuable tool in lung cancer screening
Date:5/15/2012

, decreased time to initiation of adjuvant chemotherapy, lower incidence of complications and economic advantages. Thus, the ability to perform VATS, compared to thoracotomy, more frequently in the screened versus unscreened population, is potentially a very significant finding.

"We believe that it is of upmost importance for future low dose CT screening trials to have thoracic surgeons involved in the early detection program and that the thoracic surgeons should have a dedicated VATS program," the authors say.


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Contact: Kristal Griffith
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720-325-2952
International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
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