Strategies for prolonged therapy in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer.

@article{Fidias2010StrategiesFP,
  title={Strategies for prolonged therapy in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer.},
  author={Panos M. Fidias and Silvia Novello},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2010},
  volume={28 34},
  pages={
          5116-23
        }
}
PURPOSE A key challenge in the treatment of advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is improving outcomes for patients who have achieved at least stable disease after standard first-line therapy. Although current guidelines recommend a maximum of six cycles of first-line therapy, even in responding patients, recent trials have shown benefit with maintenance therapy. METHODS We reviewed the English literature for randomized controlled trials on prolonged therapy for NSCLC conducted between… CONTINUE READING
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