2013 European Multidisciplinary Conference in Thoracic Oncology

lung cancer
issues in oncology

Evaluation of Lung Cancer Screening Strategy in the First Three Rounds of the NELSON Trial

The Dutch-Belgian Randomized Lung Cancer Screening Trial (Dutch acronym: NELSON study) was designed to investigate whether screening for lung cancer by low-dose multidetector computed tomography (CT) ...

lung cancer

Meta-analysis Slightly Favors Platinum-based First-line Treatment in Patients with Advanced NSCLC

Several meta-analyses conducted in the past have suggested that survival of patients with advanced non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is improved if first-line chemotherapy includes platinum derivativ...

lung cancer
issues in oncology

Simultaneous EGFR Mutations and HER2 Gene Amplifications in Large Series of Patients with Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer 

In a molecular profile analysis of 2,271 cases of non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), EGFR was mutated in 12% and KRAS in 32% of cases. HER2 gene amplification was confirmed as a rare event in NSCLC (...

colorectal cancer
lung cancer

Pulmonary Metastasectomy in Patients with Colorectal Cancer 

The largest-to-date and only prospective Spanish series of 549 patients who underwent surgical resection of lung metastases from colorectal carcinoma demonstrated a good postoperative recovery from th...

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