Four manuscripts are highlighted in the March issue of JTO. The first manuscript, "Follow-up of Patients after Stereotactic Radiation for Lung Cancer: A Primer for the Non-Radiation Oncologist" by Palma et al is an outstanding review
from the IASLC ART committee. The second article, "Stereotactic body radiotherapy for lung cancer: how much does it really cost?" by Lievens et al deals with cost of SBRT. Lo Iacono et al present interesting molecular aberration data for malignant mesothelioma in the article, “Targeted next-generation sequencing of cancer genes in advanced stage malignant pleural mesothelioma: a retrospective”, which is accompanied by an insightful editorial by Dr Michele Carbone.
The last article addresses an important issue, the social burden of lung cancer, giving the perception that patients are to blame because they may have smoked. This manuscript, "Perception of Lung Cancer Among the General Population and Comparison With Other Cancers" by Mazieres et al is accompanied by an editorial by Dr Stiefel, who is a psychiatrist and brings a unique viewpoint to the topic.
Alex A. Adjei, MD, PhD, Editor-in-Chief