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Clinical Presentation of Stage IIIA (N2) Non-small Cell Lung Cancer*: Role of Multimodality Therapy

Joseph S. Friedberg, MD
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*Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA.

Correspondence to: Joseph S. Friedberg, MD, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, 3400 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19104; e-mail: josephf@mail.med.upenn.edu



Chest. 1999;116(suppl_3):497S-499S. doi:10.1378/chest.116.suppl_3.497S
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Neoadjuvant chemotherapy before surgical resection of locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has been shown to improve survival compared with surgery alone in several randomized clinical trials. A case report is presented describing the use of paclitaxel and carboplatin in a multimodality regimen for a patient with stage IIIA N2 NSCLC. Studies are ongoing to determine the optimal type and timing of chemotherapy.

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