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Substantial pneumothorax risk with transesophageal mediastinoscopy

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Transesophageal endoscopic surgery of the mediastinum in pigs carries a substantial risk of inadvertent pneumothorax, German researchers report. The procedure had no cardiopulmonary effects “as long as no...

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Adjuvant chemotherapy improves survival with operable lung cancer: meta-analyses

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Adjuvant chemotherapy, with or without postoperative radiotherapy, improves survival in patients with operable non-small-cell lung cancer, according to a March 24th online report in The Lancet. “Meta-analyses showing...

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Stereotactic radiation controls early stage lung cancer

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – High-potency, stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) may improve survival for patients with medically inoperable early stage lung cancer, results of a multicenter phase 2 trial suggest. Patients with severe...