Does intensive follow-up alter outcome in patients with advanced lung cancer?

@article{Benamore2007DoesIF,
  title={Does intensive follow-up alter outcome in patients with advanced lung cancer?},
  author={Rachel E. Benamore and Frances A. Shepherd and Natasha B Leighl and Melania Pintilie and Milan Prakash Patel and Ronald Feld and Stephen Jack Herman},
  journal={Journal of thoracic oncology : official publication of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer},
  year={2007},
  volume={2 4},
  pages={
          273-81
        }
}
BACKGROUND Despite aggressive multimodality treatment, 5-year survival of stage III non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) remains <30%. To detect relapse, progression, or development of a second primary cancer early, many clinicians perform follow-up scans. To assess the impact of routine scanning, we compared clinical trial patients who had study-mandated scans with those treated off-study who had less intensive radiologic follow-up. METHODS The hospital cancer registry and trials databases… CONTINUE READING
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