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The 100 most cited articles on thoracic surgery management of lung cancer

Ke Jin, Quanteng Hu, Jianfeng Xu, Chunlei Wu, Michael K. Hsin, Carmelina C. Zirafa, Nuria M. Novoa, Stefano Bongiolatti, Robert J. Cerfolio, Jianfei Shen, Dehua Ma


Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. In 2019, 228,150 new lung cancer cases and 142,670 cancer deaths are projected to occur in the United States (1), and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) accounts for nearly 85% of all diagnosed cases (1,2). As the US Preventative Services Task Force has released recommendations of computed tomography lung cancer screening for long-term smokers, the incidence of newly diagnosed lung cancer will have a marked increase (3).

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