Radiation Oncology

Thoracic Surgery   

Questions discussed in this category


Should staging and treatment decisions be made based on imaging alone?

The recent NELSON trial evaluates screening in a slightly different population than the USPSTF/NLST criteria. Which will you follow?

Medical inoperability is clearly defined, anatomical resectability is also pretty much clear (invasion of trachea/carina/esophagus, etc). But what abo...

Would you treat to the GEJ regardless of whether the positive node was identified in the upper portion of station 8? Do surgeons routinely dissect to ...

No other site of metastatic disease. It is unclear if this situation should be managed as two separate primaries or metastatic disease.

Is this recommended in a certain subset of patients (EGFR positive or 1 metastasis only)? Or should we await maturation of the MD Anderson/Colorado/On...

For example, would a + vascular margin, extranodal extension of N1 disease, translobar disease, or high risk histologies (large cell neuroendocrine, s...


Papers discussed in this category


N Engl J Med, 2014 Mar 27

N Engl J Med, 2013 Jun 20

Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2014-12-01

JCO Precision Oncology, 2017 Sep 29

Nature, 2017-04-26

Cancer discovery, 2017-12

Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2015-09-01

The New England journal of medicine, 2018-12-13

Lancet (London, England), 2009-08-01

J. Clin. Oncol., 2015 Nov 02

The New England journal of medicine, 2011-08-04

N. Engl. J. Med., 2020 Jan 29