Clarification and Correction Request on The Influence of Anaesthesia on Cancer Growth

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  • Muhammet Selman Söğüt Koç University

Abstract

A recent review on The Influence of Anaesthesia on Cancer Growth published in Radiology and Oncology states that in a recent meta-analysis, patients with breast, esophageal, or non-small cell lung cancer had improved recurrence-free survival after receiving volatile anesthesia (VA) and that overall survival was longer after VA than after total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA). This statement contradicts the findings of the cited meta-analysis, which actually shows that TIVA is associated with improved outcomes both in terms of recurrence-free survival (pooled Hazard Ratio [HR], 0.78; 95% Confidence Interval [CI], 0.65 to 0.94; P < 0.01) and overall survival (pooled HR, 0.76; 95% CI, 0.63 to 0.92; P < 0.01) across several cancer types, including breast, esophageal, colorectal, gastric, and non-small cell lung cancer. 

Correcting this error will uphold the integrity of the publication and support informed decision-making in clinical practice.

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Published

2024-06-10

How to Cite

Söğüt, M. S. (2024). Clarification and Correction Request on The Influence of Anaesthesia on Cancer Growth. Radiology and Oncology, 58(2), 311–312. Retrieved from https://www.radioloncol.com/index.php/ro/article/view/4342

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Letter to the editor