Application of quality metrics to wedge resection for early stage non-small cell lung cancer demonstrates differences in overall survival

Melanie Subramanian, Bryan F. Meyers

Abstract

In their recent publication entitled “Surgical quality of wedge resection affects overall survival in patients with early stage non-small cell lung cancer,” Ajmani and colleagues applied established quality metrics to pulmonary wedge resection to examine trends in long-term overall survival and pathologic upstaging for patients with cT1 N0M0 and cT2N0M0 tumors (1).