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Lung cancer under 40

Lung cancer under 40 CECOG Project memo (2009) Vol. 2: 51 DOI 10.1007/s12254-008-0084-4 memo Printed in Austria magazine of european medical oncology © Springer-Verlag 2009 Dear Colleague, • date of diagnosis of lung cancer (or age at diagnosis) Less than 1% of patients with lung cancer are under 40. Very • histologic type few reports on lung cancer in this age group have been publi- In October 2008, we sent invitation for collaboration to onco- shed and the study has not been thoroughly investigated. logists across Europe. By the beginning of November, we alre- Lung cancer in very young patients falls into two gro- ady had a list of 260 patients. We have to say that this initial ups. In the fi rst one are patients who started smoking very step with a high number of replies was surprisingly a most po- early, some of them even before 10 years of age. At the age of sitive sign. Nevertheless, the list is not closed and we will be 30, they may have 20 years of smoking history and it is not a very happy to accept additional cases to our survey. surprise that a few of them will develop lung cancer at such http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png memo - Magazine of European Medical Oncology Springer Journals

Lung cancer under 40

Abstract

CECOG Project memo (2009) Vol. 2: 51 DOI 10.1007/s12254-008-0084-4 memo Printed in Austria magazine of european medical oncology © Springer-Verlag 2009 Dear Colleague, • date of diagnosis of lung cancer (or age at diagnosis) Less than 1% of patients with lung cancer are under 40. Very • histologic type few reports on lung cancer in this age group have been publi- In October 2008, we sent invitation for collaboration to onco- shed and the study has not been thoroughly...
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Springer Journals
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Copyright © 2009 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Oncology; Medicine/Public Health, general
ISSN
1865-5041
eISSN
1865-5076
DOI
10.1007/s12254-008-0084-4
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Abstract

CECOG Project memo (2009) Vol. 2: 51 DOI 10.1007/s12254-008-0084-4 memo Printed in Austria magazine of european medical oncology © Springer-Verlag 2009 Dear Colleague, • date of diagnosis of lung cancer (or age at diagnosis) Less than 1% of patients with lung cancer are under 40. Very • histologic type few reports on lung cancer in this age group have been publi- In October 2008, we sent invitation for collaboration to onco- shed and the study has not been thoroughly investigated. logists across Europe. By the beginning of November, we alre- Lung cancer in very young patients falls into two gro- ady had a list of 260 patients. We have to say that this initial ups. In the fi rst one are patients who started smoking very step with a high number of replies was surprisingly a most po- early, some of them even before 10 years of age. At the age of sitive sign. Nevertheless, the list is not closed and we will be 30, they may have 20 years of smoking history and it is not a very happy to accept additional cases to our survey. surprise that a few of them will develop lung cancer at such

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memo - Magazine of European Medical OncologySpringer Journals

Published: Jan 1, 2008

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