The impact of additional prognostic factors on survival and their relationship with the anatomical extent of disease expressed by the 6th Edition of the TNM Classification of Malignant Tumors and the proposals for the 7th Edition.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Journal of thoracic oncology : official publication of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, Volume 3, Issue 5, p.457-66 (2008)

Keywords:

2008, 258, Age Factors, Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung, Carcinoma, Small Cell, Female, Humans, International Cooperation, Lung Neoplasms, Lymphatic Metastasis, Male, Neoplasm Invasiveness, Neoplasm Staging, Practice Guidelines as Topic, Predictive Value of Tests, Prognosis, Proportional Hazards Models, Registries, Sensitivity and Specificity, Sex Factors, Survival Analysis

Abstract:

To identify, in the international staging database of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, those prognostic factors that were significant and independent of clinical stage.