Dr. Eric Vallieres, thoracic surgeon, discusses the potential to do smaller lung surgeries on patients with a lung cancer that poses a minimal risk of recurrence.
Dr. Chris Loiselle, radiation oncologist, describes stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) as a helpful and increasingly favored treatment option for sicker, “medically inoperable” patients with early stage lung cancer.
Rattling the SABR: Provocative but Limited Data Supporting a Non-Surgical Approach to Early Stage NSCLC
Surgery, specifically a lobectomy or possibly pneumonectomy, has been the longtime historical standard of care for fit patients with early-stage, operable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
Case in Point: Recommending Post-Operative Chemo for a Patient with a Smaller NSCLC Tumor but High-Risk Features
This is the first in a series of "uncut" videos that I'm starting that will focus on illustrative cases from my clinic that highlight some broader teaching points. This particular video is on the decision-making process that led me to recommend adjuvant chemotherapy for a patient who underwent surgery for a 3.5 cm lung adenocarcinoma without lymph node involvement.