The most recent research released in June's Journal of Thoracic Oncology indicates there might be a positive correlation between tumor size and adjuvant platinum based chemotherapy in surgically resected patients with node negative non-small cell lung cancer.
The study, published in the June 2012 issue of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer's (IASLC) Journal of Thoracic Oncology, analyzed the effect of tumor size and KRAS mutations on survival benefit from adjuvant platinum based chemotherapy in patients with node negative non-small cell lung cancer.
The purpose of the retrospective study was to apply the most current, 7th edition, TNM staging system, to a retrospective cohort of surgically resected, node negative, non-small cell lung cancer patients who were treated with adjuvant platinum based chemotherapy. Previous clinical trials confirmed a survival benefit for adjuvant platinum based chemotherapy for patients with stage II-IIIa non-small cell lung cancer. In addition, the authors explored the interaction between tumor size and KRAS mutations in predicting a benefit from the chemotherapy.
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