Lung large cell carcinoma producing granulocyte-colony-stimulating factor

Ann Thorac Surg. 2007 Jan;83(1):308-10. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2006.04.049.


In recent years, tumors producing granulocyte-colony-stimulating factor have been reported in an increasing number of patients, the majority of which have lung cancer. We experience a case of lung carcinoma producing granulocyte-colony-stimulating factor treated by resection and chemotherapy. He remains well 2 years and 10 months after surgery, with no recurrence of the carcinoma.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Carcinoma, Large Cell / blood
  • Carcinoma, Large Cell / metabolism*
  • Carcinoma, Large Cell / pathology
  • Carcinoma, Large Cell / therapy
  • Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor / biosynthesis*
  • Humans
  • Leukocyte Count
  • Lung Neoplasms / blood
  • Lung Neoplasms / metabolism*
  • Lung Neoplasms / pathology
  • Lung Neoplasms / therapy
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed


  • Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor