Maintenance therapy with continuous or switch strategy in advanced non-small cell lung cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Zhang2011MaintenanceTW,
  title={Maintenance therapy with continuous or switch strategy in advanced non-small cell lung cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Xinji Zhang and Jiajie Zang and Jinfang Xu and Chong Bai and Yingyi Qin and Ke Liu and Cheng Wu and Meijing Wu and Qian He and Shanshan Zhang and Li-xin Wei and Jia He},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2011},
  volume={140 1},
  pages={
          117-126
        }
}
BACKGROUND Maintenance therapy for patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has gained extensive interest. Varying results for this treatment underpin the need for a synthesis of evidence. METHODS Trials investigating maintenance therapy with either a continuous or a switch strategy for patients with nonprogressing NSCLC compared with placebo or observation were identified. The primary outcome was overall survival (OS), and secondary outcomes included progression-free survival (PFS… CONTINUE READING
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