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True or false: Brain MRI is required for staging of all cases of lung cancer.

False. Peripheral T1ab N0 doesn't need brain MRI for staging.

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What are the common causes for lung cancer?

Smoking, arsenic, chromium or nickel, radon, air pollution, radiation exposure, and secondhand smoke.

2

What is the lung cancer mortality rate reduction associated with annual CT screening?

20%

3

Prognosis of large cell neuroendocrine cancer?

Worse than that for atypical carcinoids and classic large cell cancer.

4

In contrast to EGFR, ALK translocations do not appear to have a clear association with patient sex or race. T or F?

T

5

What is the 3-yr disease-free survival rate for stereotactic radiation for stage I lung cancer?

48%. This is usual reserved for tumor less than 5 cm in size and more than 2 cm away from the proximal bronchial tree.

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Role of adjuvant therapy for localized lung cancer?

For stage II to IIIA, adjuvant cisplatin-based chemo. For stage IB with 4 cm or more, adjuvant chemo should also be considered.

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Role of neoadjuvant chemo in lung cancer?

No study has shown a survival advantage.