25 January 2016

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with lung cancer: Prevalence, severity, and common pathogenesis

Posted in Scientific News, Research News, Pulmonary Function Tests

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A new study published on the Journal of Cancer Research and Therapy focuses on the relationship between COPD and lung cancer.

The aim of this study is to develop a clinical prediction model of contribution of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to the pathogenesis of lung cancer, by reporting the estimated prevalence and severity by GOLD criteria in a single-institution cohort of patients with newly diagnosed lung cancer.

Primary objective was investigating the effects of impaired lung function with various histological cell types on crude survival, while considering the initial staging of disease extent.

The study results confirm that the presence and severity of COPD in lung cancer patients is an independent predictor of survival time, different from the established staging of initial extent of disease.

The study is available free to download at the following link: click here


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