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1-, 3-, and 5-year survival among early-stage lung cancer patients treated with lobectomy vs SBRT

Overview of attention for article published in Lung Cancer: Targets and Therapy, August 2018
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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1-, 3-, and 5-year survival among early-stage lung cancer patients treated with lobectomy vs SBRT
Published in
Lung Cancer: Targets and Therapy, August 2018
DOI 10.2147/lctt.s166320
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Denise Albano, Thomas Bilfinger, Barbara Nemesure


Lobectomy has traditionally been recommended for fit patients diagnosed with early-stage non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Recently, however, stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) has been introduced as an alternative treatment option. The purpose of this investigation is to compare survival outcomes for individuals with stage I/II NSCLC treated with lobectomy vs SBRT. This retrospective study included 191 patients (100 surgery, 91 SBRT) identified through the Lung Cancer Evaluation Center, Stony Brook, NY, between 2008 and 2012. Survival and recurrence rates were compared using Kaplan-Meier curves, log-rank tests, and Cox proportional hazard models to adjust for possible confounders. A subset of cases was propensity-matched to address potential differences in health status between groups. 1-, 3-, and 5-year survival outcomes were significantly better among patients undergoing lobectomy vs SBRT. Survival rates at 3 years were 92.8% and 59.0% (p<0.001) in the 2 groups, respectively. Propensity-matched analyses indicated similar findings. Recurrence rates were likewise lower among patients undergoing surgery (7.1% vs 21.0%, p<0.01 at 3 years); however, statistical significance was not maintained in the propensity-matched analysis. These findings add to a growing evidence base supporting the use of lobectomy vs SBRT in the treatment of lung cancer among healthy, early-stage NSCLC patients.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 28 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 4 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 7%
Student > Master 2 7%
Researcher 2 7%
Student > Bachelor 1 4%
Other 2 7%
Unknown 15 54%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 8 29%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 7%
Materials Science 1 4%
Unknown 17 61%

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