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Clearing Up OpacitiesClearing Up Opacities

Frank C. Detterbeck, MD, FCCP
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From Yale Thoracic Surgery, Yale School of Medicine.

Correspondence to: Frank C. Detterbeck, MD, FCCP, Yale Thoracic Surgery, Yale School of Medicine, 330 Cedar St, BB205, New Haven, CT 06520-8062; e-mail: frank.detterbeck@yale.edu


Financial/nonfinancial disclosures: The author has reported to CHEST the following conflicts of interest: Dr Detterbeck served on the executive committee of the American College of Chest Physicians lung cancer guidelines. He is a member of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer International Staging Committee and a speaker in an educational program regarding lung cancer stage classification; both activities are funded by Lilly Oncology (Lilly USA, LLC). He has participated on a scientific advisory panel for Oncimmune (USA) LLC; an external grant administration board for Pfizer, Inc; a multicenter study of a device for Medela; and formerly a multicenter study of a device for Deep Breeze. Compensation for these activities is paid directly to Yale University.

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Chest. 2014;145(1):9-10. doi:10.1378/chest.13-1765
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The management of lung cancers that appear primarily as ground glass opacities (GGOs) is an issue that clinicians confront regularly. The article by Tsutani et al1 in this issue of CHEST (see page 66) is a major contribution in this regard, involving a large cohort collected from four institutions (239 patients with clinical stage IA non-small cell lung cancer). These cancers all appeared radiographically predominantly (> 50%) as a GGO (either with a solid component or as a pure GGO in 36%). Besides the number of patients, a major advantage of this article is the clinical applicability due to the preoperative focus: Patients were chosen by clinical stage and radiographic appearance as opposed to a pathologic stage and adenocarcinoma subtype.

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