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Research Letter
September 13, 2016

Five-Year Survival After Endosonography vs Mediastinoscopy for Mediastinal Nodal Staging of Lung Cancer

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Respiratory Medicine, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • 2Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Bioinformatics, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • 3Department of Respiratory Medicine, Onze-Lieve-Vrouw Hospital, Aalst, Belgium
  • 4Department of Respiratory Medicine, University Hospital Ghent, Ghent, Belgium
  • 5Department of Respiratory Medicine, Leuven University Hospitals, Leuven, Belgium
  • 6Papworth Clinical Trials Unit Collaboration, Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, United Kingdom
JAMA. 2016;316(10):1110-1112. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.10349

Lung cancer accounts for the highest cancer-related mortality rate worldwide.1 Accurate mediastinal nodal staging is crucial in the management of non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) because it directs therapy and has prognostic value.2,3

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