The Epidemiology of Lung Metastases.
Hanbo Chen, Kelsey C Stoltzfus, Eric J Lehrer, Samantha R Horn, Shankar Siva, Daniel M Trifiletti, Mao-Bin Meng, Vivek Verma, Alexander V Louie, Nicholas G Zaorsky
Front Med (Lausanne) | Frontiers Media SA | Published : 2021
Introduction: Lung metastasis is usually associated with poor outcomes in cancer patients. This study was performed to characterize and analyze the population of patients with de novo (synchronous) lung metastases using the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) database. Materials and Methods: Baseline characteristics of lung metastasis patients were obtained from SEER case listings. Incidence rates and counts of synchronous lung metastasis were also obtained using the SEER*Stat software. Survival outcomes were analyzed using univariate and multivariable Cox regressions, controlling for confounders. An alpha threshold of 0.05 was used for statistical significance and p-values wer..View full abstract