Focused Issue on The Treatment of Locally Advanced Lung Cancer

Posted On 2020-01-14 07:30:46


This focused issue on “The Treatment of Locally Advanced Lung Cancer” is edited by Davide Tosi and Alessandro Palleschi from Thoracic Surgery and Lung Transplantation Unit, Fondazione I.R.C.C.S. Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy.

Davide Tosi, MD
Thoracic Surgery and Lung Transplantation Unit, Fondazione I.R.C.C.S. Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy

Dr. Tosi is currently a Professor and Tutor at the School for Specialization in Thoracic Surgery at the University of Milan. He is a member of the Thoracic Surgery staff at Fondazione I.R.C.C.S. Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico in Milan. He is particularly interested in uniportal VATS technique, which he adopts in high technical complex cases, too. He is actively involved in the program of lung transplantation, with high expertise in extracorporeal circulation methods and devices. He is principal investigator or sub-investigator of several clinical trials in the thoracic oncology and lung transplantation fields. He is an Active Member of several scientific societies: IASLC, EACTS and ESTS, besides national societies of Thoracic Surgery and Thoracic Endoscopy.

Alessandro Palleschi
Thoracic Surgery and Lung Transplantation Unit, Fondazione I.R.C.C.S. Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy

Dr. Palleschi graduated from Milan University School of Medicine in 2003. He is a thoracic surgeon at Thoracic Surgery and Lung Transplantation Unit of Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda – Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan (Italy). His clinical activity and research interests focus on Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery for lung cancer and lung transplantation, particularly donation after circulatory death (DCD) donor program.

Focused issue outline:

  • Introduction to the focused issue
  • Surgical indications for stage IIIB NSCLC
  • Posterior and anterior sulcus tumors
  • The treatment of NSCLC involving great vessels
  • Tracheal and carinal resections in the treatment of NSCLC
  • Management of NSCLC infiltrating the vertebral bodies
  • NSCLC involving the pleura
  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support for the surgical treatment of locally advanced NSCLC
  • Immune checkpoint inhibitors in locally advanced NSCLC
  • Surgery after induction chemo or immunotherapy for locally advanced NSCLC
  • The role of the radiotherapist in the control of locally advanced NSCLC
  • Outcome of patients treated with salvage surgery after CT/RT for locally advanced NSCLC