The Use of Chemotherapy in Lung Cancer

Silvia Novello, MD, PhD, discusses the use of chemotherapy in lung cancer.

Silvia Novello, MD, PhD, assistant professor, Thoracic Oncology Unit, University of Turin, San Luigi Hospital, Orbassano, Italy, discusses the use of chemotherapy in lung cancer.

Clinical Pearls

  • Currently, only patients with stage II and stage III are candidates for chemotherapy treatment
  • Physicians do not use histology, molecular profiling or other characteristics to select patients for chemotherapy in this space
  • Chemotherapy is given to patients with stage II or stage III lung cancer who are completely resected and have a successful surgery