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Title: Second-line therapeutic options in non-small-cell lung cancer
Authors: Vansteenkiste, Johan # ×
Issue Date: Nov-2006
Publisher: Elsevier
Series Title: Lung Cancer vol:54 Suppl 2 pages:15-8
Abstract: Gradual but positive progress is being made in the field of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) treatment, including the implementation of more effective strategies for the use of second-line therapy. Clinical consideration of the available options for previously treated patients is a relatively recent concept, the application of which looked doubtful even a decade ago due to the poor prognosis of NSCLC patients receiving first-line chemotherapy. However, the 21st century has witnessed improved rates of response, median survival and 1 year survival following second-line treatment of NCSLC, and the therapeutic armamentarium continues to grow in this setting. Therefore, current challenges include the identification of the most appropriate second-line regimen and determination of the best way to position this within a logical, evidence-based treatment sequence.
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ISSN: 0169-5002
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Pneumology
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