Survival Outcome After Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy and Surgery for Stage I Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: A Meta-Analysis

@article{Zheng2014SurvivalOA,
  title={Survival Outcome After Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy and Surgery for Stage I Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: A Meta-Analysis},
  author={Xiangpeng Zheng and Matthew J. Schipper and Kelley M. Kidwell and Jules Lin and Rishindra M. Reddy and Yanping Ren and Andrew C Chang and Fanzhen Lv and Mark B. Orringer and Feng-Ming Spring Kong},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={2014},
  volume={90 3},
  pages={603-11}
}
PURPOSE This study compared treatment outcomes of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) with those of surgery in stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS AND MATERIALS Eligible studies of SBRT and surgery were retrieved through extensive searches of the PubMed, Medline, Embase, and Cochrane library databases from 2000 to 2012. Original English publications of stage I NSCLC with adequate sample sizes and adequate SBRT doses were included. A multivariate random effects model was… CONTINUE READING

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