Role of Surgery in Multimodality Treatment for Non-small Cell Lung Cancer;Current Status and Future Perspectives

Toshiyuki Shima, Kyohei Masai, Tomoyuki Hishida, Kaoru Kaseda, Kohei Hashimoto, Yusuke Takahashi, Takashi Otsuka, Hisao Asamura

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Recent improvement of outcomes for resected non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has been contributed not only by increased detection of early-stage disease and improvement of preoperative diagnosis/perioperative management but also by improvement of multimodality treatment. The introduction of newly developed systemic therapies including molecular targeted agents and immune checkpoint inhibitors dramatically changed clinical outcomes of advanced NSCLC. Accordingly, the role of surgery during the multimodality treatment will be changed more than ever. In this article, we overviewed the current status of the multimodality treatment for clinical stageⅢ (N2)disease and postoperative adjuvant therapy and discussed the role of surgery during these situations. We also discussed the future perspectives of the role of surgery during the multimodality treatment for advanced NSCLC.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)244-248
Number of pages5
JournalKyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Apr 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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