MDT lung cancer care: Input from the Surgical Oncologist

Biniam Kidane, Shinichi Toyooka, Kazuhiro Yasufuku

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Although there have been many advancements in the multidisciplinary management of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), surgery remains the primary modality of choice for resectable lung cancer when the patient is able to tolerate lung resection physiologically. There have been recent advances in surgical diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer. Increasing use of low-dose computed tomography (CT) screening for lung cancer has resulted in increased detection of small peripheral nodules or semi-solid ground glass opacities. Here, we review different modalities of localization techniques that have been used to aid surgical excisional biopsy when needle biopsy has failed to provide tissue diagnosis. We also report on the current debates regarding the use of sublobar resections for Stage I NSCLC as well as the surgical management of locally advanced NSCLC. Finally, we discuss the complex surgical management of T4 NSCLC lung cancers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1023-1033
Number of pages11
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2015


  • minimally invasive surgical procedure
  • neoplasm invasiveness
  • non-small-cell lung carcinoma
  • pulmonary surgical procedure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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