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Recent advances in management of small-cell lung cancer

Chua, Yu; Steer, C; Yip, Desmond


Small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) is a smoking-related disease with a poor prognosis. While SCLC is usually initially sensitive to chemotherapy and radiotherapy, responses are rarely long lasting. Frustratingly, most patients ultimately relapse, often with increasingly treatment resistant disease. Many strategies have been developed in an attempt to improve treatment outcomes, which have plateaued since the introduction of combination chemotherapy in the 1980s. These include trials of maintenance...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Cancer Treatment Reviews
DOI: 10.1016/j.ctrv.2004.06.003


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