Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma Research
Dr Michael Seco and Dr Matheus Carelli are currently developing a comprehensive lung and thoracic surgery database at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. This will involve the collection of data on patients undergoing lung cancer resections and other major chest operations. Databases for these patients provide invaluable information about surgical practices, patient recovery and outcome, and quality control. The cardiac surgery database at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital has been in use for over a decade and continues to stem multiple analyses and publications each year, and it is hoped the thoracic database will have a similar impact. This work will also form the basis of a comparable nation-wide database.