Duration of chemotherapy for advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials.

@article{Soon2009DurationOC,
  title={Duration of chemotherapy for advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials.},
  author={Yu Yang Soon and Martin Richard Stockler and Lisa Askie and Michael J. Boyer},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2009},
  volume={27 20},
  pages={3277-83}
}
PURPOSE To determine if it is preferable to extend chemotherapy beyond a standard number of cycles in patients receiving first-line chemotherapy for advanced non-small-cell lung cancer. METHODS We searched biomedical literature databases and conference proceedings for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing a defined number of cycles with continuation of the same chemotherapy until disease progression, a larger defined number of cycles of identical chemotherapy, and a defined number of… CONTINUE READING

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