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Nitadori J, Bograd AJ, Kadota K et al.

Memorial Sloan–Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA.

 J Natl Cancer Inst 2013;105:1212–20.

Balazs Halmos’s review: The recent classification of lung adenocarcinomas proposed by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, American Thoracic Society, and European Respiratory Society recognizes the need for histological subtyping of these cancers, creating a number of distinct histopathological categories. The current authors performed a retrospective study to analyze the prognostic significance of this new classification scheme for patients undergoing resection for small (i.e. ≤2 cm) adenocarcinomas, evaluating whether histological subtyping might predict recurrence after limited resection (e.g. wedge resection or segmentectomy) compared with lobectomy.

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