Cui Y, Grogan EL, Deppen SA, Wang F, Massion PP, Bailey CE, Zheng W, Cai H, Shu XO. Mortality for Robotic- vs Video-Assisted Lobectomy-Treated Stage I Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients. JNCI cancer spectrum. 2020 Oct;4(4). pkaa028. PMID: 33215060 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC7660043
To address the US Food and Drug Administration's recent safety concern on robotic surgery procedures, we compared short- and long-term mortality for stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients treated by robotic-assisted thoracoscopic surgical lobectomy (RATS-L) vs video-assisted thoracoscopic surgical lobectomy (VATS-L).