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The use of serum albumin for further classification of Stage III non-oat cell lung cancer and its therapeutic implications


, : The use of serum albumin for further classification of Stage III non-oat cell lung cancer and its therapeutic implications. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 37(2): 115-122

The use of the preadmission serum albumin level for predicting survival was evaluated in 81 patients with Stage III disease, 59 with unresectable and 22 with resectable primary tumors. A serum albumin of less than 3.4 gm/dl in a patient with unresectable Stage III disease indicates a poor prognosis with an accuracy that supersedes that obtained from a clinical assessment of the anatomical extent of disease. Seventeen of the 22 patients with resectable Stage III disease had a preadmission level of albumin of 3.4 gm/dl or greater. The median survival was 20.5 months, which was statistically longer than 9.9 months for 12 patients with unresectable Stage III M0 disease and an albumin level of 3.4 gm/dl or greater (p less than 0.05). Five of the 22 patients who underwent resection had a preadmission albumin level of less than 3.4 gm/dl. The median survival for these patients was 9.7 months compared with 20.5 months for those with a level of 3.4 gm/dl or greater. These findings suggest that resection of Stage III disease in patients with an albumin level of 3.4 gm/dl or greater prolongs survival. Another group of 5 patients with resectable Stage III disease and an albumin level of less than 3.4 gm/dl were force-fed an elemental diet while undergoing a regimen of preoperative radiation therapy. There was no improvement in survival, and 3 died of the disease prior to resection.

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