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Outcomes of surgery versus chemoradiotherapy in patients with clinical or pathologic stage N3 non-small cell lung cancer.

Raman V, Jawitz OK, Yang CJ, Voigt SL, Wang H, D'Amico TA, Harpole DH, Tong BC.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Sep 9. pii: S0022-5223(19)31760-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.08.033. [Epub ahead of print]


Outcomes for Surgery in Large Cell Lung Neuroendocrine Cancer.

Raman V, Jawitz OK, Yang CJ, Voigt SL, Tong BC, D'Amico TA, Harpole DH.

J Thorac Oncol. 2019 Sep 23. pii: S1556-0864(19)33306-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jtho.2019.09.005. [Epub ahead of print]


A Geospatial Analysis of Factors Affecting Access to CT Facilities: Implications for Lung Cancer Screening.

Tailor TD, Tong BC, Gao J, Choudhury KR, Rubin GD.

J Am Coll Radiol. 2019 Jul 11. pii: S1546-1440(19)30751-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2019.06.020. [Epub ahead of print]


ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Noninvasive Clinical Staging of Primary Lung Cancer.

Expert Panel on Thoracic Imaging:, de Groot PM, Chung JH, Ackman JB, Berry MF, Carter BW, Colletti PM, Hobbs SB, McComb BL, Movsas B, Tong BC, Walker CM, Yom SS, Kanne JP.

J Am Coll Radiol. 2019 May;16(5S):S184-S195. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2019.02.008.


Adjuvant Therapy for Patients With Early Large Cell Lung Neuroendocrine Cancer: A National Analysis.

Raman V, Jawitz OK, Yang CJ, Tong BC, D'Amico TA, Berry MF, Harpole DH Jr.

Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Aug;108(2):377-383. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.03.053. Epub 2019 Apr 18.


Vocal Fold Paralysis/Paresis as a Marker for Poor Swallowing Outcomes After Thoracic Surgery Procedures.

Crowson MG, Tong BC, Lee HJ, Song Y, Misono S, Jones HN, Cohen S.

Dysphagia. 2019 Feb 23. doi: 10.1007/s00455-019-09987-8. [Epub ahead of print]


Increasing PET Use in Small Cell Lung Cancer: Survival Improvement and Stage Migration in the VA Central Cancer Registry.

Hong JC, Boyer MJ, Spiegel DY, Williams CD, Tong BC, Shofer SL, Moravan MJ, Kelley MJ, Salama JK.

J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2019 Feb;17(2):127-139. doi: 10.6004/jnccn.2018.7090.


Balancing mTOR Signaling and Autophagy in the Treatment of Parkinson's Disease.

Zhu Z, Yang C, Iyaswamy A, Krishnamoorthi S, Sreenivasmurthy SG, Liu J, Wang Z, Tong BC, Song J, Lu J, Cheung KH, Li M.

Int J Mol Sci. 2019 Feb 8;20(3). pii: E728. doi: 10.3390/ijms20030728. Review.


Lack of correlation between short- and long-term performance after lung cancer surgery.

Fernandez FG, Kosinski AS, Tong BC, Furnary AP, Feng L, Onaitis M, Boffa D, Wright CD, Cowper P, Jacobs JP, Habib RH, Putnam JB.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Apr;157(4):1633-1643.e3. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.09.141. Epub 2018 Nov 27.


Stereotactic body radiation therapy versus sublobar resection for stage I NSCLC.

Ackerson BG, Tong BC, Hong JC, Gu L, Chino J, Trotter JW, D'Amico TA, Torok JA, Lafata K, Chang C, Kelsey CR.

Lung Cancer. 2018 Nov;125:185-191. doi: 10.1016/j.lungcan.2018.09.020. Epub 2018 Sep 25.


Penetration, Completeness, and Representativeness of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons General Thoracic Surgery Database for Lobectomy.

Tong BC, Kim S, Kosinski A, Onaitis MW, Boffa DJ, Habib RH, Putnam JB Jr, Furnary AP, Cowper P, Wright CD, Jacobs JP, Fernandez FG.

Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Mar;107(3):897-902. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.07.059. Epub 2018 Sep 22.


Prevalence and resource utilization for vocal fold paralysis/paresis after esophagectomy.

Crowson MG, Tong BC, Lee HJ, Song Y, Harpole DH, Jones HN, Cohen S.

Laryngoscope. 2018 Dec;128(12):2815-2822. doi: 10.1002/lary.27252. Epub 2018 Sep 19.


Geographic Access to CT for Lung Cancer Screening: A Census Tract-Level Analysis of Cigarette Smoking in the United States and Driving Distance to a CT Facility.

Tailor TD, Choudhury KR, Tong BC, Christensen JD, Sosa JA, Rubin GD.

J Am Coll Radiol. 2019 Jan;16(1):15-23. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2018.07.007. Epub 2018 Sep 1.


Calcium signaling in Alzheimer's disease & therapies.

Tong BC, Wu AJ, Li M, Cheung KH.

Biochim Biophys Acta Mol Cell Res. 2018 Nov;1865(11 Pt B):1745-1760. doi: 10.1016/j.bbamcr.2018.07.018. Epub 2018 Jul 29. Review.


Pulmonary blastomycosis presenting as primary lung cancer.

Hussaini SMQ, Madut D, Tong BC, Pavlisko EN, Schell WA, Perfect JR, Thielman NM.

BMC Infect Dis. 2018 Jul 18;18(1):336. doi: 10.1186/s12879-018-3244-0.


Minimally Invasive Lung Cancer Surgery Performed by Thoracic Surgeons as Effective as Thoracotomy.

Boffa DJ, Kosinski AS, Furnary AP, Kim S, Onaitis MW, Tong BC, Cowper PA, Hoag JR, Jacobs JP, Wright CD, Putnam JB Jr, Fernandez FG.

J Clin Oncol. 2018 Aug 10;36(23):2378-2385. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2018.77.8977. Epub 2018 May 23.


InsP3R-SEC5 interaction on phagosomes modulates innate immunity to Candida albicans by promoting cytosolic Ca2+ elevation and TBK1 activity.

Yang L, Gu W, Cheung KH, Yan L, Tong BC, Jiang Y, Yang J.

BMC Biol. 2018 Apr 27;16(1):46. doi: 10.1186/s12915-018-0507-6.


Lung Cancer Screening, Version 3.2018, NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology.

Wood DE, Kazerooni EA, Baum SL, Eapen GA, Ettinger DS, Hou L, Jackman DM, Klippenstein D, Kumar R, Lackner RP, Leard LE, Lennes IT, Leung ANC, Makani SS, Massion PP, Mazzone P, Merritt RE, Meyers BF, Midthun DE, Pipavath S, Pratt C, Reddy C, Reid ME, Rotter AJ, Sachs PB, Schabath MB, Schiebler ML, Tong BC, Travis WD, Wei B, Yang SC, Gregory KM, Hughes M.

J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2018 Apr;16(4):412-441. doi: 10.6004/jnccn.2018.0020. Review.


Conjoint Analysis of Treatment Preferences for Nondisplaced Scaphoid Fractures.

Shammas RL, Mela N, Wallace S, Tong BC, Huber J, Mithani SK.

J Hand Surg Am. 2018 Jul;43(7):678.e1-678.e9. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2017.12.021. Epub 2018 Feb 15.


Surgery versus stereotactic body radiation therapy for stage I non-small cell lung cancer: A comprehensive review.

Tandberg DJ, Tong BC, Ackerson BG, Kelsey CR.

Cancer. 2018 Feb 15;124(4):667-678. doi: 10.1002/cncr.31196. Epub 2017 Dec 19. Review.


Differential effects of operative complications on survival after surgery for primary lung cancer.

Fernandez FG, Kosinski AS, Furnary AP, Onaitis M, Kim S, Habib RH, Tong BC, Cowper P, Boffa D, Jacobs JP, Wright CD, Putnam JB.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Mar;155(3):1254-1264.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.09.149. Epub 2017 Nov 13.


Prediction of Long-Term Survival After Lung Cancer Surgery for Elderly Patients in The Society of Thoracic Surgeons General Thoracic Surgery Database.

Onaitis MW, Furnary AP, Kosinski AS, Kim S, Boffa D, Tong BC, Cowper P, Jacobs JP, Wright CD, Putnam JB Jr, Fernandez FG.

Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Jan;105(1):309-316. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.06.071. Epub 2017 Nov 22.


Lung cancer screening: No more excuses.

Tong BC.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Jan;155(1):369-370. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.08.090. Epub 2017 Sep 5. No abstract available.


A National Analysis of Long-term Survival Following Thoracoscopic Versus Open Lobectomy for Stage I Non-small-cell Lung Cancer.

Yang CJ, Kumar A, Klapper JA, Hartwig MG, Tong BC, Harpole DH Jr, Berry MF, D'Amico TA.

Ann Surg. 2019 Jan;269(1):163-171. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000002342.


Rationale and Design of the Lung Cancer Screening Implementation. Evaluation of Patient-Centered Care Study.

Miranda LS, Datta S, Melzer AC, Wiener RS, Davis JM, Tong BC, Golden SE, Slatore CG.

Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2017 Oct;14(10):1581-1590. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201705-378SD.


In the eye of the beholder.

Tong BC.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Aug;154(2):649. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.03.135. Epub 2017 Apr 7. No abstract available.


Induction chemotherapy for T3N0M0 non-small-cell lung cancer increases the rate of complete resection but does not confer improved survival.

Anderson KL Jr, Mulvihill MS, Yerokun BA, Speicher PJ, D'Amico TA, Tong BC, Berry MF, Hartwig MG.

Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2017 Aug 1;52(2):370-377. doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezx091.


Surgery Versus Optimal Medical Management for N1 Small Cell Lung Cancer.

Yang CJ, Chan DY, Speicher PJ, Gulack BC, Tong BC, Hartwig MG, Kelsey CR, D'Amico TA, Berry MF, Harpole DH.

Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Jun;103(6):1767-1772. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.01.043. Epub 2017 Apr 25.


Less is more.

Tong BC.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Jan;153(1):196. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2016.10.020. Epub 2016 Oct 24. No abstract available.


Patterns of Failure After Surgery for Non-Small-cell Lung Cancer Invading the Chest Wall.

Tandberg DJ, Kelsey CR, D'Amico TA, Crawford J, Chino JP, Tong BC, Ready NE, Wright A.

Clin Lung Cancer. 2017 Jul;18(4):e259-e265. doi: 10.1016/j.cllc.2016.11.008. Epub 2016 Nov 21.


Patient Preferences in Treatment Choices for Early-Stage Lung Cancer.

Tong BC, Wallace S, Hartwig MG, D'Amico TA, Huber JC.

Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Dec;102(6):1837-1844. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.06.031. Epub 2016 Sep 9.


Familial Alzheimer's disease-associated presenilin 1 mutants promote γ-secretase cleavage of STIM1 to impair store-operated Ca2+ entry.

Tong BC, Lee CS, Cheng WH, Lai KO, Foskett JK, Cheung KH.

Sci Signal. 2016 Sep 6;9(444):ra89. doi: 10.1126/scisignal.aaf1371.


A Risk Score to Assist Selecting Lobectomy Versus Sublobar Resection for Early Stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.

Gulack BC, Yang CJ, Speicher PJ, Yerokun BA, Tong BC, Onaitis MW, D'Amico TA, Harpole DH Jr, Hartwig MG, Berry MF.

Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Dec;102(6):1814-1820. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.06.032. Epub 2016 Sep 1.


Induction Chemotherapy is Not Superior to a Surgery-First Strategy for Clinical N1 Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.

Speicher PJ, Fitch ZW, Gulack BC, Yang CJ, Tong BC, Harpole DH, D'Amico TA, Berry MF, Hartwig MG.

Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Sep;102(3):884-894. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.05.065. Epub 2016 Jul 29.


TEAM: Together Everyone Achieves More.

Tong BC.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Aug;152(2):317-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2016.04.080. Epub 2016 May 5. No abstract available.


G protein-coupled estrogen receptor inhibits the P2Y receptor-mediated Ca(2+) signaling pathway in human airway epithelia.

Hao Y, Chow AW, Yip WC, Li CH, Wan TF, Tong BC, Cheung KH, Chan WY, Chen Y, Cheng CH, Ko WH.

Pflugers Arch. 2016 Aug;468(8):1489-503. doi: 10.1007/s00424-016-1840-7. Epub 2016 Jun 6.


Outcomes of Major Lung Resection After Induction Therapy for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer in Elderly Patients.

Yang CJ, Mayne NR, Wang H, Meyerhoff RR, Hirji S, Tong BC, Hartwig M, Harpole D Jr, D'Amico TA, Berry M.

Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Sep;102(3):962-970. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.03.088. Epub 2016 May 25.


Video assisted transaxillary first rib resection in treatment of thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS).

Kara HV, Balderson SS, Tong BC, D'Amico TA.

Ann Cardiothorac Surg. 2016 Jan;5(1):67-9. doi: 10.3978/j.issn.2225-319X.2015.08.09. Review. No abstract available.


How I Teach a Thoracoscopic Lobectomy.

Zwischenberger BA, D'Amico TA, Tong BC.

Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Mar;101(3):846-9. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.12.033. No abstract available.


Characterization of Two-Pore Channel 2 by Nuclear Membrane Electrophysiology.

Lee CS, Tong BC, Cheng CW, Hung HC, Cheung KH.

Sci Rep. 2016 Feb 3;6:20282. doi: 10.1038/srep20282.


Use and Outcomes of Minimally Invasive Lobectomy for Stage I Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer in the National Cancer Data Base.

Yang CF, Sun Z, Speicher PJ, Saud SM, Gulack BC, Hartwig MG, Harpole DH Jr, Onaitis MW, Tong BC, D'Amico TA, Berry MF.

Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Mar;101(3):1037-42. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.11.018. Epub 2016 Jan 26.


Role of Adjuvant Therapy in a Population-Based Cohort of Patients With Early-Stage Small-Cell Lung Cancer.

Yang CF, Chan DY, Speicher PJ, Gulack BC, Wang X, Hartwig MG, Onaitis MW, Tong BC, D'Amico TA, Berry MF, Harpole DH.

J Clin Oncol. 2016 Apr 1;34(10):1057-64. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2015.63.8171. Epub 2016 Jan 19.


Long-term survival following open versus thoracoscopic lobectomy after preoperative chemotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer.

Yang CF, Meyerhoff RR, Mayne NR, Singhapricha T, Toomey CB, Speicher PJ, Hartwig MG, Tong BC, Onaitis MW, Harpole DH Jr, D'Amico TA, Berry MF.

Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2016 Jun;49(6):1615-23. doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezv428. Epub 2015 Dec 30.


Impact of patient selection and treatment strategies on outcomes after lobectomy for biopsy-proven stage IIIA pN2 non-small cell lung cancer.

Yang CF, Adil SM, Anderson KL, Meyerhoff RR, Turley RS, Hartwig MG, Harpole DH Jr, Tong BC, Onaitis MW, D'Amico TA, Berry MF.

Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2016 Jun;49(6):1607-13. doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezv431. Epub 2015 Dec 30.


Cost-effectiveness of culture-guided antimicrobial prophylaxis for the prevention of infections after prostate biopsy.

Li CK, Tong BCY, You JHS.

Int J Infect Dis. 2016 Feb;43:7-12. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2015.12.005. Epub 2015 Dec 11.


Preoperative Evaluation and Indications for Pulmonary Metastasectomy.

Erhunmwunsee L, Tong BC.

Thorac Surg Clin. 2016 Feb;26(1):7-12. doi: 10.1016/j.thorsurg.2015.09.002. Review.


A stitch (or scan) in time saves nine.

Tong BC.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Sep;150(3):529-30. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2015.07.029. Epub 2015 Jul 17. No abstract available.


Imagine all the people....

Tong BC.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Jun;149(6):1488-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2015.03.030. Epub 2015 Mar 20. No abstract available.


Impact of Pulmonary Function Measurements on Long-Term Survival After Lobectomy for Stage I Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.

Berry MF, Yang CJ, Hartwig MG, Tong BC, Harpole DH, D'Amico TA, Onaitis MW.

Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Jul;100(1):271-6. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.02.076. Epub 2015 May 16.


Lung cancer screening, version 1.2015: featured updates to the NCCN guidelines.

Wood DE, Kazerooni E, Baum SL, Dransfield MT, Eapen GA, Ettinger DS, Hou L, Jackman DM, Klippenstein D, Kumar R, Lackner RP, Leard LE, Leung AN, Makani SS, Massion PP, Meyers BF, Otterson GA, Peairs K, Pipavath S, Pratt-Pozo C, Reddy C, Reid ME, Rotter AJ, Sachs PB, Schabath MB, Sequist LV, Tong BC, Travis WD, Yang SC, Gregory KM, Hughes M; National comprehension cancer network.

J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2015 Jan;13(1):23-34; quiz 34.


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