Maiga AW, Deppen SA, Pinkerman R, Callaway-Lane C, Massion PP, Dittus RS, Lambright ES, Nesbitt JC, Baker D, Grogan EL. Timeliness of Care and Lung Cancer Tumor-Stage Progression: How Long Can We Wait? The Annals of thoracic surgery. 2017 Dec;104(104). 1791-1797. PMID: 29033012 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC5813822 NIHMSID: NIHMS935449.
Timely care of lung cancer is presumed critical, yet clear evidence of stage progression with delays in care is lacking. We investigated the reasons for delays in treatment and the impact these delays have on tumor-stage progression.