Non-small Cell Lung Cancer: Current Updates and Perspectives

A special issue of Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2077-0383). This special issue belongs to the section "Pulmonology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 July 2024 | Viewed by 790

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Dear Colleagues,

Lung cancer (LC) is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the world, with a less than 20% 5-year survival rate; this is due to diagnoses in the late stage of the disease. Although tissue biopsy remains the most widely used method for categorizing tumors and therapeutic decisions, liquid biopsy (LB), as a new method of observing tumor genetics and tumor dynamics, has also attracted remarkable interest among the oncology community.

The purpose of this Special Issue, “Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Current Updates and Perspectives” is to highlight 1) new personalized medicine methods for improving the diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of NSCLC patients; 2) new technologies and assays that can achieve optimal sensitivity for the early detection of minimal residual disease (MRD) in NSCLC patients; 3) the importance of liquid biopsy as a new tool in therapeutic decision making; and 4) the rapid development of technology and drugs.

Dr. Athina N. Markou
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Keywords

  • non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)
  • liquid biopsy
  • cell-free DNA (cfDNA)
  • minimal residual disease (MRD)
  • circulating tumor cells (CTCs)
  • heterogeneity
  • epithelial–mesenchymal transition (EMT)
  • tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI)

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The Prognostic Value of Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography in Clinical Stage I Lung Cancer Patients: A Propensity-Match Analysis
by Ya-Fu Cheng, Jing-Yang Huang, Ching-Hsiung Lin, Sheng-Hao Lin and Bing-Yen Wang
J. Clin. Med. 2024, 13(8), 2416; https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm13082416 - 21 Apr 2024
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Background: The application of positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) helps provide accurate clinical staging for lung cancer patients. However, the effects and trends in early-stage lung cancer remain unclear. The aim of this study was to compare differences between clinical stage I lung [...] Read more.
Background: The application of positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) helps provide accurate clinical staging for lung cancer patients. However, the effects and trends in early-stage lung cancer remain unclear. The aim of this study was to compare differences between clinical stage I lung cancer patients who received PET/CT for staging and those who did not. Methods: Data were obtained from the Taiwan Society of Cancer Registry. There were 6587 clinical stage I lung cancer patients between 2009 and 2014 analyzed in this study. We compared the characteristics of the PET/CT and no PET/CT groups. After propensity score matching, it resulted in both groups having 2649 patients. We measured the overall survival rates of all clinical stage I lung cancer patients and the overall survival rates of patients with PET/CT and without PET/CT. Results: The 1-, 3-, and 5-year survival rates of all clinical stage I lung cancer patients were 97.2%, 88.2%, and 79.0%, respectively. Patients with a larger tumor size tended to receive PET/CT for staging (stage Ib: 38.25% vs. 27.82%, p < 0.0001) and a larger resection (lobectomy: 74.62% vs. 66.61%, p < 0.0001). The 5-year survival rates were 79.8% in the PET/CT group and 78.2% in the no PET/CT group after propensity score matching (p = 0.6528). Conclusions: For clinical stage I lung cancer in Taiwan, patients with larger tumor sizes tend to have PET/CT for staging. Although PET/CT provided more precise clinical staging, these patients still received larger resections and had more pathological migration. However, there was no overall survival rate benefit after PET/CT. Full article
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