Title: Surgical treatment of small cell lung cancer
Authors: Coolen, L ×
Van den Eeckhout, A
Deneffe, Georges
Demedts, Maurice
Vansteenkiste, Johan #
Issue Date: Jun-1995
Series Title: European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery vol:9 issue:2 pages:59-64
Abstract: From 1970 till 1989, 30 patients underwent surgical resection for small cell lung cancer (SCLC). The 5-year survival in stage I patients was 31%, in stage II 17% and in stage III the projected 5-year survival was 9%. Among N2 patients there were only 25% survivors after 1 year and none after 2 years. The first group of 15 patients (1970-1979) received no adjuvant chemotherapy in contrast to the second group of 15 patients (1980-1989). The overall 5-year survival for the first group was 13% and the estimated 5-year survival for the second group was 27%. In stage I SCLC, the 5-year survival was 12% and 60%, respectively. These results confirm that surgery may lead to long-term survival in stage I and possibly stage II SCLC, with better prognosis in stage I when adjuvant chemotherapy is added.
ISSN: 1010-7940
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Anatomy Section (-)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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