Does maintenance/consolidation chemotherapy have a role in the management of small cell lung cancer (SCLC)? A metaanalysis of the published controlled trials.

@article{Bozcuk2005DoesMC,
  title={Does maintenance/consolidation chemotherapy have a role in the management of small cell lung cancer (SCLC)? A metaanalysis of the published controlled trials.},
  author={Hakan Şat Bozcuk and Mehmet Artac and Mustafa Kemal Ozdogan and Burhan Savaş},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2005},
  volume={104 12},
  pages={
          2650-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND The role of maintenance/consolidation chemotherapy was assessed in the management of small cell lung cancer (SCLC) via a metaanalytic approach. METHODS The Medline and Cochrane databases were searched for relevant randomized clinical trials that compared maintenance chemotherapy with follow-up. Quality of trials was assessed by European Lung Cancer Working Party (ELCWP) score. Odds ratios and rate differences were used as the effect size. Mantel-Haenszel tests with fixed and random… CONTINUE READING

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