Prognostic Significance of the Extent of Lymph Node Involvement in Stage II-N1 Non-small Cell Lung Cancer.

TitlePrognostic Significance of the Extent of Lymph Node Involvement in Stage II-N1 Non-small Cell Lung Cancer.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsLi Z-M, Ding Z-P, Luo Q-Q, Wu C-X, Liao M-L, Zhen Y, Chen Z-W, Lu S
JournalChest
Volume144
Issue4
Pagination1253-60
Date Published2013 Oct
Abstract

The non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) staging system (published in 2009 in the seventh edition of the cancer staging manuals of the Union for International Cancer Control and American Joint Commission on Cancer) did not include any changes to current N descriptors for NSCLC. However, the prognostic significance of the extent of lymph node (LN) involvement (including the LN zones involved [hilar/interlobar or peripheral], cancer-involved LN ratios [LNRs], and the number of involved LNs) remains unknown. The aim of this report is to evaluate the extent of LN involvement and other prognostic factors in predicting outcome after definitive surgery among Chinese patients with stage II-N1 NSCLC.

DOI10.1155/2013/813450
Alternate JournalChest