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Title: The future of adjuvant chemotherapy for resected non-small cell lung cancer
Authors: Vansteenkiste, Johan ×
Schildermans, Rob H #
Issue Date: Mar-2005
Series Title: Expert review of anticancer therapy vol:5 issue:1 pages:165-75
Abstract: Non-small cell lung cancer is a frequent type of cancer, with approximately 1.2 million cases per year expected worldwide. A total of 20-30% of patients with early stage non-small cell lung cancer are amenable to radical surgery, although only 40-50% of these patients are cured. An improvement in survival has never been demonstrated for postoperative radiotherapy. However, a major step forward is several recent large randomized studies that have demonstrated improved survival with postoperative chemotherapy. This review covers the historic data on adjuvant chemotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer, meta-analyses, modern studies with cisplatin-based or other chemotherapy, implications for current clinical practice and guidelines, some practical recommendations and, finally, the questions for future studies.
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ISSN: 1473-7140
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Pneumology
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