Effect of smoking on survival from non-small cell lung cancer: a retrospective Veterans’ Affairs Central Cancer Registry (VACCR) cohort analysis

Vijaya Raj Bhatt, Rishi Batra, Peter T. Silberstein, Fausto R. Loberiza, Apar Kishor Ganti

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Abstract

Although a well-established risk factor for lung cancer, the impact of smoking on the survival of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is not well known. We performed a retrospective analysis of the Veteran's Affairs Comprehensive Cancer Registry of NSCLC patients. Smoking status was categorized as never smoker, past smoker and current smoker based on self-reported history. Multivariate analysis was performed to evaluate the impact of smoking on overall survival (OS) from NSCLC. The study population (n = 61,440) comprised predominantly of males (98 %) and Caucasians (81 %). The median age at diagnosis was 68 years (range 22-108 years). Current smokers were diagnosed with NSCLC at a younger age (65 years) compared to never smokers (71 years) and past smokers (72 years) (p 

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalMedical Oncology
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hematology
  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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