The adverse effect of perioperative blood transfusion in lung cancer

S. Piantadosi, D. W.O. Moores, M. F. McKneally

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Perioperative blood transfusion appears to increase the risk of recurrence and death in patients with surgically resected lung cancer. This finding is consistent with that in other cancers and several studies in lung cancer report similar risk elevations. We have reanalyzed the Lung Cancer Study Group data relevant to this question, assessing the potential confounding effects of some prognostic factors not examined previously. The results are nearly identical to those reported earlier, suggesting that increased risk is attributable to blood transfusion and not to confounding by known prognostic factors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)382S-384S
Issue number6 SUPPL.
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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