Expert consensus on image-guided radiofrequency ablation of pulmonary tumors—2015 edition
Lung cancer is one of the most common malignant tumors worldwide. According to the GLOBOCAN 2012 published by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) under the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2012 there were about 1.80 million new lung cancer cases and 1.60 deaths (1). In China, data from ten tumor registries showed that the morbidity and mortality of lung cancer have increased by 1.63% (1.30% in males and 2.34% in females, P<0.05) annually from 1988 to 2005 (2). The mortality rate of lung cancer has increased by 465% in China than 30 years ago, and about 600,000 people die of lung cancer each year (2,3).