Reuters - "Some With Lung Cancer Get Unhelpful Radiation"

 – February 29, 2012 /Press Release/  –– 

New findings, which appear in the journal Cancer, highlight the overall issue of "overtreatment" in medicine – that is, giving patients tests and treatments that lack strong evidence of a benefit. Using a government database, Dr. Juan P. Wisnivesky of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and his team were able to look at long-term survival among 1,300 Americans age 65 and up who had surgery for stage 3, N2 lung cancer. Learn more