Clinical outcomes with perioperative chemotherapy in sarcomatoid carcinomas of the lung Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols
  • Carcinoma, Large Cell
  • Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell
  • Carcinosarcoma
  • Lung Neoplasms

abstract

  • Although sarcomatoid carcinomas are felt to be chemo-refractory, our results demonstrate radiographic responses to neoadjuvant chemotherapy and an improvement in DFP in patients with stage IIb-IIIa disease. The use of pathological stage in this analysis may underestimate this benefit. Perioperative chemotherapy should be considered in these patients.

publication date

  • September 2012

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3632635

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/JTO.0b013e3182614856

PubMed ID

  • 22895138

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1400

end page

  • 5

volume

  • 7

number

  • 9