Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 1999; 3 (6): 261-263

A multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of small-cell lung cancer: the role played by surgery

G. Sportelli, L. Loffredo*, M. Lupi*, M.T. Lonardo, V. Prece*, M. Lazzaro, S. Gallina, B. Mancini, L. Mugnaini**, L. Mugnaini**

II Department of Surgery, “La Sapienza” University – Rome (Italy)
*IV Department of Surgery, “La Sapienza” University – Rome(Italy)
**II Department of Respiratory Pathology and Allergology, “C. Forlanini” Hospital – Rome (Italy)


Abstract. – The authors report their data on 344 cases of small-cell lung cancer treated according to indications with combined chemo-radiotherapy and in selected cases with surgical intervention. In patients with limited disease, the results of pharmacologic therapy significantly improve the prognosis only in association with surgery. The role of surgery has been reappraised in the treatment of small-cell lung cancer which appears, nowadays, multidisciplinary.

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G. Sportelli, L. Loffredo*, M. Lupi*, M.T. Lonardo, V. Prece*, M. Lazzaro, S. Gallina, B. Mancini, L. Mugnaini**, L. Mugnaini**
A multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of small-cell lung cancer: the role played by surgery

Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Year: 1999
Vol. 3 - N. 6
Pages: 261-263