Is diabetes mellitus a negative prognostic factor for the treatment of advanced non-small-cell lung cancer?

@article{Inal2014IsDM,
  title={Is diabetes mellitus a negative prognostic factor for the treatment of advanced non-small-cell lung cancer?},
  author={Ali Inal and Muhammet Ali Kaplan and Mehmet Kuçukoner and Zuhat Urakçı and Faruk Kılınç and Abdurrahman Işıkdoğan},
  journal={Revista portuguesa de pneumologia},
  year={2014},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={62-8}
}
BACKGROUND It has been demonstrated that there are a lot of different prognostic factors which are worthy of consideration whereas diabetes mellitus (DM) has not been clearly or consistently identified as a prognostic value in advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The aim of this study was to investigate the prognostic significance of the characteristics of patients in advanced NSCLC. Specifically, we investigated the impact of DM for progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival… CONTINUE READING