Article Abstract

Locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer treatment: another step forward

Authors: Pier Luigi Filosso, Francesco Guerrera, Paolo Olivo Lausi, Enrico Ruffini

Abstract

Despite several revisions of the TNM lung cancer staging system, the N2 descriptor still brings together in one single category, a very different group of patients with dissimilar overall prognosis, ranging from microscopical/small single station N2 to multiple/bulky disease (1,2). At one end of this spectrum, the disease appears to be resectable, whilst, at the other end, it is obviously unresectable.