Curated Journal Articles on Mesothelioma

Treatment of thoracic malignancy – results of meta-analyses

Revue des Maladies Respiratoire. 2005 Dec;22(6-C2):81-89. [Link]

Sculier JP.

Service des Soins Intensifs & Oncologie Thoracique, Institut Jules Bordet, Bruxelles, Belgique.


Meta-analyses dealing with the treatment of thoracic malignancy (non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer and mesothelioma) were reviewed including isolated ones, based on individual data from clinical trials, or conducted in the context of a systematic review of the literature Their results have changed clinical practice, notably by validating radiochemotherapy for patients with unresectable limited diseases, adjuvant chemotherapy for resectable non-small cell lung cancer and by identifying the most active drugs. However it is important to understand the limits of their methodology in order to avoid inappropriate interpretations.

Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.