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ESTS guidelines for intraoperative lymph node staging in non-small cell lung cancer


Pre-operative lymph node staging for non-small cell lung cancer 2007.


ERS/ESTS clinical guidelines on fitness for radical therapy in lung cancer patients (surgery and chemo-radiotherapy)

Consensus definitions to promote an evidence based approach to management of the pleural space.  A collaborative proposal by ESTS, AATS,  STS and GTSC 2011.


European guidelines on structure and qualification of general thoracic surgery

Revised ESTS Guidelines for preoperative mediastinal lymoh node staging for non small cell lung cancer  EJCTS 2014

Combined endobronchial and esophageal endosonography for the diagnosis and staging of lung cancer: European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) Guideline, in cooperation with the European Respiratory Society (ERS) and the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS)


Lung function evaluation before surgery in lung cancer patients: how are recent advances put into practice?  A survey among members of the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS) and of the Thoracic Oncology Section of the European Respiratory Society (ERS)

A survey of opinions and beliefs concerning surgery for malignant pleural mesothelioma amongst 802 members of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS), the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS) and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS)

Clinical evaluation of quality of life: a survey among members of European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS)