Smoking habits are an independent prognostic factor in patients with lung cancer


Avci N., Hayar M., Altmisdortoglu O., TANRIVERDİ Ö., DELİGÖNÜL A. , Ordu C., ...More

CLINICAL RESPIRATORY JOURNAL, vol.11, no.5, pp.579-584, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/crj.12386
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL RESPIRATORY JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.579-584
  • Keywords: lung cancer, smoking, pack-years, prognosis, CIGARETTE-SMOKING, TOBACCO SMOKING, PACK-YEARS, CESSATION, DISEASE, RISK, SURVIVAL, COHORT

Abstract

ObjectivesThe role of tobacco in the pathogenesis of lung cancer (LC) has been clearly established. Based on the epidemiological evidence that smoking may influence LC progression, we investigated the idea that smoking behavior could be associated with overall survival (OS) in this group of patients.