Preoperative versus postoperative chemotherapy in patients with resectable non-small cell lung cancer: systematic review and indirect comparison meta-analysis of randomized trials.

@article{Lim2009PreoperativeVP,
  title={Preoperative versus postoperative chemotherapy in patients with resectable non-small cell lung cancer: systematic review and indirect comparison meta-analysis of randomized trials.},
  author={Eric Lim and Grace Harris and Amit Patel and Iki Adachi and Lyn Edmonds and F Song},
  journal={Journal of thoracic oncology : official publication of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer},
  year={2009},
  volume={4 11},
  pages={1380-8}
}
INTRODUCTION A large number of trials have evaluated the efficacy of postoperative chemotherapy on survival after resection for lung cancer, and a smaller number have evaluated preoperative chemotherapy on survival for potentially resectable lung cancer, but no direct comparison has yet been published comparing the two approaches. METHODS We conducted a systematic review of randomized trials, extracted time-to-event data using Parmar methods (when not reported), used random effects meta… CONTINUE READING

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