To VATS or to SBRT that is the question

The April issue of The Annals of Thoracic Surgery features an interesting retrospective comparison of long-term outcomes of clinical stage I NSCLC matched patients treated by VATS lobectomy or SBRT. Cases treated by VATS achieved significantly better overall survival and disease control compared to SBRT patients. Interestingly enough, the authors underline that all cases were…

FIFTY YEARS FIGHTING THE TOBACCO EPIDEMIC

In 1964 the first government report linking smoking and health was published in the US. Fifty years after the publication, the prevalence of current cigarette smoking among adults has declined dramatically but more than 42 million Americans still smoke. In 2014, the current Acting U.S. Surgeon General released his report on 50 years of progress…