Editor-in-Chief: Alex A. Adjei, MD, PhD, FACP
ISSN: 1556-0864
Online ISSN: 1556-1380
Frequency: 12 issues / year
Ranking: Oncology 26/202
Respiratory System 5/53
Impact Factor: 5.800
Editor's Choice

Three articles are highlighted in the June issue. The first featured article is “Increasing Physical Activity and Exercise in Lung Cancer: Reviewing Safety, Benefits, and Application” by Bade et al. This article reviews the available data on the role of exercise and physical activity in the management of lung cancer – an important topic which in my view is not studied as much as it should be. Kwon and colleagues demonstrate in an elegant study that FDG uptake on Positron Emission Tomography is predictive of survival and time to recurrence in early stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, in the manuscript, “FDG Uptake on Positron Emission Tomography Correlates with Survival and Time to Recurrence in Patients with Stage I Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer”. In the third highlighted manuscript, “Patients selected for definitive concurrent chemo-radiation at high-volume facilities achieve improved survival in stage III non-small cell lung cancer”, Park et al analyzed over 10,000 cases from the US national cancer data base and demonstrated that the survival of stage III patients treated with chemo-radiation in high volume facilities was superior to those treated in other institutions. Interestingly, these results were independent of academic affiliation. Alex A. Adjei, MD, PhD, Editor-in-Chief

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A healthy 60-year old male, “never-smoker” with no co-morbidities is referred to you with stage IV NSCLC (NOS) . There is inadequate tissue to make a firm histologic diagnosis, and no molecular studies have been performed. You send the patient for endo-bronchial ultrasound and additional tissue biopsies. Successful tissue acquisition and additional testing reveal moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma with mucinous features. FISH analysis reveals an EML4-ALK translocation. Regarding the molecular features of this tumor, which of the following statements is/are true?
A healthy 60-year old male, “never-smoker” with no co-morbidities is referred to you with stage IV NSCLC (NOS) . There is inadequate tissue to make a firm histologic diagnosis, and no molecular studies have been performed. You send the patient for endo-bronchial ultrasound and additional tissue biopsies. Successful tissue acquisition and additional testing reveal moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma with mucinous features. FISH analysis reveals an EML4-ALK translocation. Regarding the molecular features of this tumor, which of the following statements is/are true?
A healthy 60-year old male, “never-smoker” with no co-morbidities is referred to you with stage IV NSCLC (NOS) . There is inadequate tissue to make a firm histologic diagnosis, and no molecular studies have been performed. You send the patient for endo-bronchial ultrasound and additional tissue biopsies. Successful tissue acquisition and additional testing reveal moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma with mucinous features. FISH analysis reveals an EML4-ALK translocation. Regarding the molecular features of this tumor, which of the following statements is/are true?
A healthy 60-year old male, “never-smoker” with no co-morbidities is referred to you with stage IV NSCLC (NOS) . There is inadequate tissue to make a firm histologic diagnosis, and no molecular studies have been performed. You send the patient for endo-bronchial ultrasound and additional tissue biopsies. Successful tissue acquisition and additional testing reveal moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma with mucinous features. FISH analysis reveals an EML4-ALK translocation. Regarding the molecular features of this tumor, which of the following statements is/are true?
A healthy 60-year old male, “never-smoker” with no co-morbidities is referred to you with stage IV NSCLC (NOS) . There is inadequate tissue to make a firm histologic diagnosis, and no molecular studies have been performed. You send the patient for endo-bronchial ultrasound and additional tissue biopsies. Successful tissue acquisition and additional testing reveal moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma with mucinous features. FISH analysis reveals an EML4-ALK translocation. Regarding the molecular features of this tumor, which of the following statements is/are true?
A healthy 60-year old male, “never-smoker” with no co-morbidities is referred to you with stage IV NSCLC (NOS) . There is inadequate tissue to make a firm histologic diagnosis, and no molecular studies have been performed. You send the patient for endo-bronchial ultrasound and additional tissue biopsies. Successful tissue acquisition and additional testing reveal moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma with mucinous features. FISH analysis reveals an EML4-ALK translocation. Regarding the molecular features of this tumor, which of the following statements is/are true?
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