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Clinical Significance of Dual-Block Elastic Stain Evaluating Visceral Pleural Invasion in Peripheral Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.

Int J Surg Pathol 2022 Jun 27:10668969221098089. Epub 2022 Jun 27.

Department of Pathology, Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital, School of Medicine, Tongji University, Shanghai, China.

Visceral pleural invasion (VPI) is a critical component in the staging of peripheral non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC). We aim to investigate whether dual-block elastic stain increases visceral pleural invasion positivity compared with single-block elastic stain. We further analyze the potential predictors of visceral pleural invasion. Read More

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Computed DWI MRI Results in Superior Capability for N-Stage Assessment of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Than That of Actual DWI, STIR Imaging, and FDG-PET/CT.

J Magn Reson Imaging 2022 Jun 26. Epub 2022 Jun 26.

Department of Radiology, Fujita Health University School of Medicine, Toyoake, Japan.

Background: Computed diffusion-weighted imaging (cDWI) is a mathematical computation technique that generates DWIs for any b-value by using actual DWI (aDWI) data with at least two different b-values and may improve differentiation of metastatic from nonmetastatic lymph nodes.

Purpose: To determine the appropriate b-value for cDWI to achieve a better diagnostic capability for lymph node staging (N-staging) in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients compared to aDWI, short inversion time (TI) inversion recovery (STIR) imaging, or positron emission tomography with 2-[fluorine-18] fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose combined with computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT).

Study Type: Prospective. Read More

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New PET Tracers: Current Knowledge and Perspectives in Lung Cancer.

Semin Nucl Med 2022 Jun 22. Epub 2022 Jun 22.

Department of Clinical Physiology and Nuclear Medicine, Rigshospitalet Copehagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark.

PET/CT with the tracer 2-[F]fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose ([F]FDG) has improved diagnostic imaging in cancer and is routinely used for diagnosing, staging and treatment planning in lung cancer patients. However, pitfalls of [F]FDG-PET/CT limit the use in specific settings. Additionally, lung cancer is still the leading cause of cancer associated death and has high risk of recurrence after curative treatment. Read More

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External validation of the eighth edition of the TNM classification for lung cancer in small cell lung cancer.

Lung Cancer 2022 Mar 23;170:98-104. Epub 2022 Mar 23.

Department of Thoracic Surgery, National Cancer Center/National Clinical Research Center for Cancer/Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100021, People's Republic of China. Electronic address:

Objectives: The newly released eighth edition of the American Joint Committee on Cancer TNM staging system for lung cancer seeks to improve prognostic accuracy but lacks external validation for small cell lung cancer (SCLC). Moreover, previous studies posed a few questions concerning survival differences for patients with specific site N3 node involvement or single-site metastasis (SSM) in different distant organs. The aim of this study was to validate the eighth edition of the TNM classification for SCLC in an independent multi-institutional cohort from China and answer the questions raised by the previous research. Read More

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Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Newly Diagnosed Patients of Lung Cancer.

Cureus 2022 May 23;14(5):e25230. Epub 2022 May 23.

Department of Pulmonary Medicine, National Institute of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases, New Delhi, IND.

Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is highly prevalent in patients with cancer and affects their prognosis. However, data on SDB in lung cancer patients are lacking, and few studies have conducted level I polysomnography (PSG) in this patient population. This study aimed to measure SDB in newly diagnosed lung cancer patients at the sleep clinic of a tertiary respiratory institute in New Delhi, India, for eight months. Read More

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FDG PET/CT for Primary Staging of Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma.

Semin Nucl Med 2022 Jun 20. Epub 2022 Jun 20.

Department of Radiology, Duke University, Durham, NC; Department of Medicine, Otago Medical School, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Electronic address:

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related mortality in the United States. Accurate staging at initial diagnosis determines appropriate treatment and is the most important predictor of survival. Since 2018, the 8th edition of the TNM staging system has been used to stage lung cancer based on local tumor extent (T), nodal involvement (N), and metastases (M). Read More

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Tumor Budding as a Predictive Marker of Relapse and Survival in Patients With Stage II Colon Cancer.

In Vivo 2022 Jul-Aug;36(4):1820-1828

Departments of Surgery, Dokkyo Medical University, Saitama, Japan.

Background/aim: Tumor budding (TB) has recently been recognized worldwide as a prognostic predictor in several solid cancers. The objective of this study was to explore the relationship between TB and clinicopathological characteristics, postoperative relapse, and survival in patients with stage II colon cancer.

Patients And Methods: A total of 213 patients with stage II colon cancer were retrospectively enrolled at Saitama Medical Center, Dokkyo Medical University from 2010 to 2016. Read More

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Changes in Metabolism as a Diagnostic Tool for Lung Cancer: Systematic Review.

Metabolites 2022 Jun 14;12(6). Epub 2022 Jun 14.

Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences, Hasselt University, Martelarenlaan 42, B-3500 Hasselt, Belgium.

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related mortality worldwide, with five-year survival rates varying from 3-62%. Screening aims at early detection, but half of the patients are diagnosed in advanced stages, limiting therapeutic possibilities. Positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) is an essential technique in lung cancer detection and staging, with a sensitivity reaching 96%. Read More

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Unique clinicopathological characteristic and survival rate of metaplastic breast cancer;a special subtype of breast cancer a 5 year cohort study in single referral centre in North Borneo.

Ann Med Surg (Lond) 2022 Jun 18;78:103822. Epub 2022 May 18.

Surgical Department, Hospital Queen Elizabeth 2, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.

Introduction: Metaplastic Breast Cancer (MBC) of the breast is a rare entity of breast cancer, with a very poor prognosis, and whose pathophysiology is still unwell established. Therapeutic management is very heterogeneous due to its incomplete understanding. The aim of this study is to describe the demographic, clinical, and therapeutic characteristics of our MBC patient. Read More

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PET/MR Imaging of a Lung Metastasis Model of Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma with (2S,4R)-4-[F]Fluoroglutamine.

Mol Imaging Biol 2022 Jun 22. Epub 2022 Jun 22.

Department of Urology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX, 77030, USA.

Purpose: Metabolic reprogramming plays an important role in the tumorigenesis of clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC). Currently, positron emission tomography (PET) reporters are not used clinically to visualize altered glutamine metabolism in ccRCC, which greatly hinders detection, staging, and real-time therapeutic assessment. We sought to determine if (2S,4R)-4-[F]fluoroglutamine ([F]FGln) could be used to interrogate altered glutamine metabolism in ccRCC lesions in the lung. Read More

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Diagnosis and treatment of Merkel cell carcinoma: European consensus-based interdisciplinary guideline - Update 2022.

Eur J Cancer 2022 Jun 19;171:203-231. Epub 2022 Jun 19.

Universite' de Paris, INSERM U976, AP-HP, Dermatology Department, Saint Louis Hospital, Paris, France. Electronic address:

Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare skin cancer, accounting for less than 1% of all cutaneous malignancies. It is found predominantly in white populations and risk factors include advanced age, ultraviolet exposure, male sex, immunosuppression, such as AIDS/HIV infection, haematological malignancies or solid organ transplantation, and Merkel cell polyomavirus infection. MCC is an aggressive tumour with 26% of cases presenting lymph node involvement at diagnosis and 8% with distant metastases. Read More

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Endosonography and endosonography guided needle aspiration for left adrenal gland assessment in lung cancer patients - 10 years' experience.

Adv Respir Med 2022 ;90(3):157-163

Endoscopy Unit, Pulmonary Hospital, Zakopane, Poland.

Introduction: Lung cancer patients (LCP) require invasive evaluation of left adrenal glands (LAG) if distant metastases (M1b/1c) are suspected in CT or PET-CT. Only few studies showed utility of endosonography and particularly EUS-b-FNA as minimally invasive endoscopic method of LAG analysis.

Material And Methods: A retrospective study of consecutive LCP was conducted in two pulmonology centers between January 2010 and December 2019. Read More

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The clinicopathological and prognostic value of CXCR4 expression in patients with lung cancer: a meta-analysis.

BMC Cancer 2022 Jun 21;22(1):681. Epub 2022 Jun 21.

Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Ningbo Medical Center Lihuili Hospital, 1111 Jiangnan Road, Zhejiang, 315000, China.

Background: The C-X-C chemokine receptor 4 (CXCR4) has been suggested to play an important role in several types of cancers and is related to biological behaviors connected with tumor progression. However, the clinical significance and application of CXCR4 in lung cancer remain disputable. Thus, we conducted a meta-analysis to investigate the impact of CXCR4 expression on survival and clinicopathological features in lung cancer. Read More

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Advanced lung cancer inflammation index (ALI) predicts prognosis of patients with gastric cancer after surgical resection.

BMC Cancer 2022 Jun 21;22(1):684. Epub 2022 Jun 21.

Department of Oncology Surgery, First Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University, 277 West Yanta Road, Xi'an, Shaanxi, 710061, P. R. China.

Introduction: Advanced lung cancer inflammation index (ALI) has been implicated in the prognosis of many types of tumors. But few studies elucidate its role in gastric cancer (GC).

Materials And Methods: We consecutively recruited 615 GC patients who underwent radical gastrectomy. Read More

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Incidental irradiation of the regional lymph nodes during deep inspiration breath-hold radiation therapy in left-sided breast cancer patients: a dosimetric analysis.

BMC Cancer 2022 Jun 21;22(1):682. Epub 2022 Jun 21.

Department of Radiation Oncology, University Hospital of Freiburg, Robert-Koch-Strasse 3, 79106, Freiburg, Germany.

Background: Radiotherapy using the deep inspiration breath-hold (DIBH) technique compared with free breathing (FB) can achieve substantial reduction of heart and lung doses in left-sided breast cancer cases. The anatomical organ movement in deep inspiration also cause unintended exposure of locoregional lymph nodes to the irradiation field.

Methods: From 2017-2020, 148 patients with left-sided breast cancer underwent breast conserving surgery (BCS) or mastectomy (ME) with axillary lymph node staging, followed by adjuvant irradiation in DIBH technique. Read More

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Is adjacent lobe invasion an T category upgrade factor for resected non-small cell lung cancer ≤ 5 cm?

J Cancer Res Clin Oncol 2022 Jun 21. Epub 2022 Jun 21.

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Sun Yat-Sen University Cancer Center, No. 651, Dongfeng East Road, Guangzhou City, 510060, Guangdong Province, China.

Purpose: Controversy exists with regard to the T category of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with adjacent lobe invasion (ALI), and dispute arises on assigning this subset into T2 or T3 category. We evaluated the effect of ALI on the survival of resected NSCLC ≤ 5 cm, with purpose of determining the most appropriate T category for this population.

Methods: The entire cohort was divided into three subgroups (ALI group, T2 group and T3 group). Read More

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Clinical quality indicators of pathways to oncological lung surgery.

N Z Med J 2022 Jun 10;135(1556):11-22. Epub 2022 Jun 10.

Cardiothoracic Surgery Registrar, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Dunedin Public Hospital, Dunedin, Otago.

Aims: Multidisciplinary team (MDT) meetings are a standard of care for lung cancer management in many regions around the world. Clinical quality indicators (CQIs) can be used to assess the proficiency of these multidisciplinary teams and compare their performance against those recommended by local and international guidelines. The effectiveness of the lung cancer MDT meeting at Dunedin Public Hospital has been evaluated using CQIs with a focus on the timeliness of surgical management. Read More

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Clinical Efficacy of Thoracoscopic Surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System versus Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery for Lung Cancer.

J Oncol 2022 8;2022:5496872. Epub 2022 Jun 8.

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Xi'an International Medical Center Hospital, Xi'an, China.

Objective: To assess the clinical efficacy of thoracoscopic surgery with the da Vinci surgical system versus video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) for lung cancer.

Methods: From August 2019 to December 2020, 193 patients with lung cancer assessed for eligibility scheduled for surgery in our hospital were recruited and assigned at a ratio of 1 : 1 to receive VATS (control group) or thoracoscopic surgery with the da Vinci surgical system (research group). The primary measurement is the clinical efficacy of the two surgical modalities. Read More

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Longitudinal plasma proteomic profiling of patients with non-small cell lung cancer undergoing immune checkpoint blockade.

J Immunother Cancer 2022 Jun;10(6)

Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

Background: Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) have revolutionized the cancer therapy landscape due to long-term benefits in patients with advanced metastatic disease. However, robust predictive biomarkers for response are still lacking and treatment resistance is not fully understood.

Methods: We profiled approximately 800 pre-treatment and on-treatment plasma proteins from 143 ICI-treated patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) using ELISA-based arrays. Read More

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[F]FDG-PET/CT radiomics and artificial intelligence in lung cancer: Technical aspects and potential clinical applications.

Semin Nucl Med 2022 Jun 15. Epub 2022 Jun 15.

Division of Molecular Imaging and Theranostics, Department of Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital Salzburg, Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg, Austria. Electronic address:

Lung cancer is the second most common cancer and the leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. Molecular imaging using [F]fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography and/or Computed Tomography ([F]FDG-PET/CT) plays an essential role in the diagnosis, evaluation of response to treatment, and prediction of outcomes. The images are evaluated using qualitative and conventional quantitative indices. Read More

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Air pollution and lung cancer survival in Pennsylvania.

Lung Cancer 2022 Jun 10;170:65-73. Epub 2022 Jun 10.

Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA; Abramson Cancer Center, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA; Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Informatics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA.

Objective: Lung cancer is a leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Exposure to outdoor air pollution (OAP) is associated with increased lung cancer incidence, however little is known about the association of OAP and survival after diagnosis.

Methods: We investigated the effects of OAP and lung cancer survival in Pennsylvania using data from Pennsylvania Cancer Registry. Read More

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Influencing factors of lung cancer patients' participation in shared decision-making: a cross-sectional study.

J Cancer Res Clin Oncol 2022 Jun 18. Epub 2022 Jun 18.

School of Nursing, Qingdao University, No. 15 Ningde Road, Shinan District, Qingdao, Shandong Province, 266071, China.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate and analyze the level of actual participation and perceived importance of shared decision-making on treatment and care of lung cancer patients, to compare their differences and to explore their influencing factors.

Methods: A total of 290 lung cancer patients were collected from oncology and thoracic surgery departments of a comprehensive medical center in Qingdao from October 2018 to December 2019. Participants completed a cross-sectional questionnaire to assess their actual participation and perceived importance in shared decision-making on treatment and care. Read More

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Impact of Introducing Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy on Curative Intent Radiotherapy and Survival for Lung Cancer.

Front Oncol 2022 31;12:835844. Epub 2022 May 31.

Division of Cancer Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom.

Background: Lung cancer survival remains poor. The introduction of Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT) allows treatment of more complex tumours as it improves conformity around the tumour and greater normal tissue sparing. However, there is limited evidence assessing the clinical impact of IMRT. Read More

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Two Novel Nomograms Predicting the Risk and Prognosis of Pancreatic Cancer Patients With Lung Metastases: A Population-Based Study.

Front Public Health 2022 31;10:884349. Epub 2022 May 31.

Department of Orthopedics, Zhejiang Provincial People's Hospital, Hangzhou, China.

Background: Pancreatic cancer (PC) is one of the most common malignant types of cancer, with the lung being the frequent distant metastatic site. Currently, no population-based studies have been done on the risk and prognosis of pancreatic cancer with lung metastases (PCLM). As a result, we intend to create two novel nomograms to predict the risk and prognosis of PCLM. Read More

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A Novel Radiopathological Grading System to Tailor Recurrence Risk for Pathologic Stage IA Lung Adenocarcinoma.

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2022 Jun 13. Epub 2022 Jun 13.

Guangdong Lung Cancer Institute, Guangdong Provincial People's Hospital, Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences, Guangzhou, China; Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Translational Medicine in Lung Cancer, Guangdong Provincial People's Hospital, Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences, Guangzhou, China; Shantou University Medical College, Shantou, China; The Second School of Clinical Medicine, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China. Electronic address:

To validate the efficiency of pathological grading system in pathological stage IA lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD), and explore whether integrating preoperative radiological features would enhance the performance of recurrence discrimination. We retrospectively collected 510 patients with resected stage IA LUAD between January 2012 and December 2019 from Guangdong Provincial People's Hospital (GDPH). Pathological grade classification of each case was based on the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) pathological staging system. Read More

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Assessment of body composition and association with clinical outcomes in patients with lung and colorectal cancer.

BJR Open 2021 26;3(1):20210048. Epub 2021 Nov 26.

University College London Hospital, London, UK.

Objectives: To assess body composition in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and colorectal cancer using whole-body MRI and relate this to clinical outcomes.

Methods: 53 patients with NSCLC (28 males, 25 females; mean age 66.9) and 74 patients with colorectal cancer (42 males, 32 females; mean age 62. Read More

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The Differentiation of Metastatic Mediastinal Lymph Nodes From Benign Hypermetabolic Lesions.

Cureus 2022 May 10;14(5):e24884. Epub 2022 May 10.

Department of Pulmonology, University of Health Sciences Atatürk Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, TUR.

Background Anthracosis may cause a positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) false positivity in mediastinal and hilar lymph nodes. We aimed to evaluate the radiological features and the maximum standardized uptake values (SUVmax) of the mediastinal lymph nodes with anthracosis or squamous cell lung cancer metastasized. Methodology Patients diagnosed with anthracosis or squamous cell lung cancer with endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) between January 1, 2015, and November 15, 2020, in a tertiary hospital were enrolled. Read More

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Impact of the initial site of metastases on post-recurrence survival for neuroendocrine cervical cancer.

BMC Cancer 2022 Jun 14;22(1):655. Epub 2022 Jun 14.

State Key Laboratory of Oncology in South China, Collaborative Innovation Center for Cancer Medicine, Sun Yat-Sen University Cancer Center, 651 Dongfeng Road East, Guangzhou, 510060, People's Republic of China.

Objective: To summarize the risk factors and emphasize the prognostic importance of the site of recurrent neuroendocrine cervical cancer (NECC).

Methods: We enrolled 88 patients who developed recurrence after radical surgery for pathological stage I-IVa primary NECC between January 2003 and 30 December 2020 and classified these cases into 7 groups based on the initial recurrence. The risk factors for post-recurrence survival (PRS) were analyzed by Kaplan-Meier and Cox regression methods. Read More

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National guideline concordance and outcomes for pathologic N2 disease in non-small cell lung cancer.

J Thorac Dis 2022 May;14(5):1360-1373

Division of Thoracic Surgery, NorthShore University Health System, Evanston, IL, USA.

Background: Real-world treatment practices for positive mediastinal nodal disease in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) continues to vary despite guidelines. We aim to assess national trends in the treatment of pathologic-N2 disease, and evaluate the association with clinical nodal staging and timing of systemic therapy.

Methods: The National Cancer Database was queried for patients with NSCLC who underwent lobectomy and had pathologic-N2 disease from 2010-2017. Read More

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Establishing a TNM-like risk classification for metachronous second pulmonary adenocarcinoma in patients with previously resected pulmonary adenocarcinoma.

J Thorac Dis 2022 May;14(5):1306-1318

Department of Thoracic Surgery, The Sixth Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China.

Background: For metachronous second pulmonary adenocarcinoma (msPAD) in patients with resected PAD, the method to distinguish tumour clonality has not yet been well established, which makes it difficult to determine accurate staging and predict prognosis.

Methods: Patients received surgery for the primary and encountered msPAD were recruited into the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database. We extracted overall survival 1 (OS1) for the primary, overall survival 2 (OS2) for the msPAD, and defined interval survival as the interval time between the first and second PAD. Read More

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