Journal article

Outcomes following resection of non-small cell lung cancer in octogenarians

Jaideep Vazirani, Johanna Moraes, Stephen Barnett, Douglas F Johnson, Simon Knight, Alistair Miller, Gavin Wright, Naveed Z Alam, Matthew Conron, Louis B Irving, Phillip Antippa, Daniel P Steinfort

ANZ JOURNAL OF SURGERY | WILEY | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The treatment of choice for early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is surgical resection. Little is known about the short- and long-term outcomes among very elderly patients. We sought to determine predictors of short- and long-term survival among octogenarians undergoing curative-intent resection for NSCLC in Victoria, Australia. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed data from all patients aged ≥80 years who underwent curative-intent resection for NSCLC over 12 years (January 2005-December 2016) across five tertiary centres. We examined effect of age, stage of disease, extent of surgery and lung function on short- and long-term survival. RESULTS: Two hundred patients aged..

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