JAMES V. MALONEY JR., M.D.; LESLIE R. BENNETT, M.D.; WILLIAM P. LONGMIRE, M.D.; SIDNEY C. MADDEN, M.D.; LEO G. RIGLER, M.D.; DANIEL H. SIMMONS, M.D.; JOHN D. STEELE, M.D.; JUSTIN J. STEIN, M.D.; GARY M. TROUP, M.D.; ARTHUR P. WEBER, M.D.
Dr. James V. Maloney, Jr.: Except for carcinoma of the skin, carcinoma of the lung has become the most common cancer among adult males. Despite its common nature, there are a number of discrepancies in our clinical knowledge of the disease. For example, at a recent examination, our students were asked what is the 5-year survival rate of patients who have a resection for carcinoma of the lung; the almost unanimous answer was 5%. Yet the current surgical literature offers numerous studies indicating a 5-year survival rate between 25 and 36%. As another example, it is often said that one
MALONEY JV, BENNETT LR, LONGMIRE WP, MADDEN SC, RIGLER LG, SIMMONS DH, et al. Carcinoma of the Lung. Ann Intern Med. ;64:165–188. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-64-1-165
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