The Value of Anatomic Staging and Other Prognostic Factors in Small Cell Lung Cancer Management: A View of European Studies.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/98096
Title:
The Value of Anatomic Staging and Other Prognostic Factors in Small Cell Lung Cancer Management: A View of European Studies.
Authors:
Thatcher, Nick; Anderson, Heather; Burt, Paul A; Stout, Ronald
Abstract:
The need to include simple laboratory indices and performance status evaluation in treatment decision making has been shown by multivariate analyses. The conventional limited-stage extensive-stage division of prognostic groups no longer provides sufficient information. Indeed, some patients in the limited-stage group have a poor prognosis and about one quarter of patients in the extensive-stage group have a better prognosis when information from performance status and pretreatment biochemistry is taken into account. There is no rational clinical need for elaborate staging procedures, eg, computed tomography scanning or bone marrow examination, in the majority of patients with small cell lung cancer. Adequate information for defining prognostic groups can be obtained by using performance status, lactate dehydrogenase, and other biochemical tests such as sodium, alkaline phosphatase, and albumin. Thereby the cost to the patient of unnecessary burdensome investigations and to health care could both be reduced.
Affiliation:
Cancer Research Campaign Department of Medical Oncology, Christie Hospital & Holt Radium Institute, Manchester, England
Citation:
The Value of Anatomic Staging and Other Prognostic Factors in Small Cell Lung Cancer Management: A View of European Studies. 1995, 5 (1):19-26 Semin Radiat Oncol
Journal:
Seminars in Radiation Oncology
Issue Date:
Jan-1995
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/98096
DOI:
10.1016/S1053-4296(05)80005-0
PubMed ID:
10717121
Type:
Article
ISSN:
1532-9461
Appears in Collections:
All Christie Publications

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorThatcher, Nicken
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Heatheren
dc.contributor.authorBurt, Paul Aen
dc.contributor.authorStout, Ronalden
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-06T16:13:57Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-06T16:13:57Z-
dc.date.issued1995-01-
dc.identifier.citationThe Value of Anatomic Staging and Other Prognostic Factors in Small Cell Lung Cancer Management: A View of European Studies. 1995, 5 (1):19-26 Semin Radiat Oncolen
dc.identifier.issn1532-9461-
dc.identifier.pmid10717121-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/S1053-4296(05)80005-0-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10541/98096-
dc.description.abstractThe need to include simple laboratory indices and performance status evaluation in treatment decision making has been shown by multivariate analyses. The conventional limited-stage extensive-stage division of prognostic groups no longer provides sufficient information. Indeed, some patients in the limited-stage group have a poor prognosis and about one quarter of patients in the extensive-stage group have a better prognosis when information from performance status and pretreatment biochemistry is taken into account. There is no rational clinical need for elaborate staging procedures, eg, computed tomography scanning or bone marrow examination, in the majority of patients with small cell lung cancer. Adequate information for defining prognostic groups can be obtained by using performance status, lactate dehydrogenase, and other biochemical tests such as sodium, alkaline phosphatase, and albumin. Thereby the cost to the patient of unnecessary burdensome investigations and to health care could both be reduced.en
dc.languageENG-
dc.subjectLung Canceren
dc.subjectAnatomic Stagingen
dc.titleThe Value of Anatomic Staging and Other Prognostic Factors in Small Cell Lung Cancer Management: A View of European Studies.-
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentCancer Research Campaign Department of Medical Oncology, Christie Hospital & Holt Radium Institute, Manchester, Englanden
dc.identifier.journalSeminars in Radiation Oncologyen

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