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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/crj.12386
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.579-584
  • Keywords: lung cancer, smoking, pack-years, prognosis, CIGARETTE-SMOKING, TOBACCO SMOKING, PACK-YEARS, CESSATION, DISEASE, RISK, SURVIVAL, COHORT
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


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.