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remains controversial. Although a meta-analysis of randomized trials in the treatment of inoperable NSCLC has shown a small survival advantage for cisplatin regimens over best supportive care (BSC) (NSCLCCG, 1995), treatment remains largely palliative in intent. In these circumstances, there is a need to balance the benefits of palliative treatment against(More)
We studied all cases presenting during life with carcinoma of the bronchus and registered at the Yorkshire Regional Cancer Registry 1976-1983. During this period fibreoptic bronchoscopy became more widely available in the region, and multiple drug chemotherapy became first line treatment for small cell carcinoma. Although there was little change in the(More)
BACKGROUND The Darlington and Northallerton Asthma Study is an observational cohort study started in 1983. At that time little was published about long term outcome in asthma and the contribution of change in reversible disease or airway remodelling to any excess deterioration in function. The study design included regular review of overall and fixed(More)
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