Clinical outcomes with perioperative chemotherapy in sarcomatoid carcinomas of the lung
Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols
Carcinoma, Large Cell
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell
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.