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Drs. Lawrence Crist and James D. Luketich present on technical tips for VATS lobectomy and surgical resection for the stage 1A lung cancer patient in Part 2 of Lung Cancer 2013.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss advantages and outcomes for VATS lobectomy
  • Discuss the standard surgical treatment of Stage 1 NSCLC.
  • Improve knowledge of randomized trial data for surgical treatment of early stage NSCLC

Reading Resources:

  1. Balderson SS, D'Amico TA.Thoracoscopic lobectomy for the management of non-small cell lung cancer. Curr Oncol Rep. 2008 Jul;10(4):283-6. Review.
  2. Park et al. Patient benefit while surgeons suffer: An impending epidemic. JACS 2010, 210:306-10.
  3. Rice et al. JTCVS 2010.
  4. Ginsberg et al. Ann Thorac Surg 1995.


Dr. Crist has no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services.

Dr. Luketich has financial interests with the following any entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

  • Other: Lectures and Honorarium for talk on Esophageal cancer.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM and self-assessment credits toward Part 2 of the ABS MOC Program. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.1) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1.0 contact hour.

For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last 5 digits of your SSN on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary.

Release Date: 11/26/2013 | Last Modified On: 11/26/2014 | Expires: 11/26/2014

Dr. Crist have no relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services.
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