Management of Small Cell Lung Cancer: Evidence Report/Technology Assessment

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Management of Small Cell Lung Cancer: Evidence Report/Technology Assessment

Description

This evidence report summarizes and analyzes evidence on selected aspects of managing patients diagnosed with small cell lung cancer.

This report addresses the following topics:

  • Introduction
    • Objective of systematic review
    • Epidemiology and public health impact on small cell lung cancer
    • Current staging and treatment strategies for small cell lung cancer
    • Key questions for the systematic review
  • Methods
    • Peer review
    • Study selection criteria
    • Search strategy and review
    • Search strategy
    • Search screen
    • Data extraction and analysis
    • Assessment of study quality
    • Meta-analysis
  • Results
  • Conclusions
  • Discussion/future research

Developer:

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Technology Evaluation Center Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC)

Funding Sources:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

History

Release Date: 2006
Original Summary: August 2006
Last Updated: 07/11/12

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