The role of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 as a prognostic factor in lung cancer: a meta-analysis of published data.

@article{Liu2010TheRO,
  title={The role of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 as a prognostic factor in lung cancer: a meta-analysis of published data.},
  author={LingXiang Liu and Xiaoyan Shao and Wen Gao and Jianling Bai and Rongsheng E Wang and Puwen Huang and Yongmei Yin and Ping Liu and Yongqian Shu},
  journal={Journal of thoracic oncology : official publication of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer},
  year={2010},
  volume={5 12},
  pages={1922-32}
}
INTRODUCTION Human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) is regarded as a poor prognostic factor in many tumors. Conflicting data in many literatures were reported about the association between HER2 and poor prognosis in lung cancer. METHODS We conducted a meta-analysis of published studies from 1966 to the 12th week of 2010. In absence of significant quality difference between positive and negative studies, combined hazard ratios (HRs) and their corresponding 95% confidence intervals… CONTINUE READING