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Dtsch Med Wochenschr. 2011 Sep;136(38):1901-6. doi: 10.1055/s-0031-1286361. Epub 2011 Sep 13.

[Current treatment concepts of lung cancer].

[Article in German]

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Abteilung Innere Medizin I-Hämatologie, Onkologie und Stammzelltransplantation, Universitätsklinikum Freiburg.

Abstract

Lung cancer occurs with a median age of 69 years. The main cause is cigarette smoking. For both genders lung cancer is the third-most frequent tumor in Germany. While in an operable tumor stage 30-80% of the patients can reach long-term survival, the prognosis in the metastasised stage is unfavourable with a 5-year overall survival rate of 6% for small cell lung cancer (SCLC) and 18% for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Lung cancer is subject of intense research to improve the outcome. This article gives an overview of current treatment options.

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21915805
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10.1055/s-0031-1286361
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