This study examines pulmonary resection as a diagnostic and therapeutic strategy for patients with known or suspected lung cancer.
This cohort study evaluated the perioperative care practices and outcomes related to differences in mortality rates after lung cancer resection between hospitals with very high and very low mortality rates.
To determine the safety and effectiveness of endobronchial ultrasonography (EBUS)–guided transbronchial needle aspiration as a key component of a preoperative staging algorithm for lung cancer in veterans, Cornwell et al compared groups undergoing EBUS vs PET/CT only. The accuracy of nodal staging was compared with the final pathological staging after complete nodal dissection. See the Invited Commentary by Fisichella.