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Lung cancer surgery survival rates unchanged since 1950s

from Medical Xpress

No treatment for lung cancer today gives us significantly better chances of survival than chest surgery from 60 years ago, according to a medical historian from The University of Manchester. Dr. Carsten Timmermann says survival figures following specialist chest surgery of 25 percent after five years, and 15 percent after ten years or longer, are only marginally better today than in the 1950s when the standard technique still used today first emerged. more

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