Article Abstract

Postoperative treatment in margin positive patients of non-small cell lung cancer

Authors: Noriyoshi Sawabata, Takeshi Kawaguchi, Motoaki Yasukawa, Norikazu Kawai, Shigeki Taniguchi


The treatment of non-small cell lung cancer varies in local treatment and general treatment. Surgery and radiation are representative strategies of local treatment, while general therapy is conducted choosing cytotoxic agents, molecular targeted agents and immune checkpoint inhibitors. Among local treatment, surgery can most frequently achieve complete removal of cancer lesion, thus the priority is the first to treat patients with NSCLC with limited status.