Non Small Cell Lung Cancer PubMed Searches

The hyperlinks below offer easy, one-click searching of PubMed for identifying high level evidence on major care issues relating to operable and inoperable non-small cell lung cancer. These experimental searches were created as part of a project with Cancer Council Australia (CCA) and reflect the clinical question framework currently used by CCA in developing its lung cancer guidelines.
 

Operable NSCLC
Topics combined with NSCLC Staging1
Preoperative chemotherapy I II III I, II or III
Postoperative chemotherapy I II III I, II or III
Postoperative radiotherapy  I  II III I, II or III
Mediastinal lymph node dissection vs sampling       Not
specified
Minimally invasive lobectomy vs open lobectomy       Not
specified
Topics not combined with NSCLC filter  
Postoperative palliative radiotherapy for brain metastases       Not
specified
Postoperative palliative radiotherapy for bone metastases       Not
specified

 

 

Inoperable NSCLC
Topics combined with NSCLC filter Staging1
Radiotherapy  I  II     I or II
Radiofrequency ablation  I         
Chemotherapy plus radiotherapy  I  II     I or II
Radical radiotherapy     III    
Radical radiotherapy: dose and fractionation     III    
Radical radiotherapy: optimal volume     III    
Palliative radiotherapy     III IV III or IV
Optimal systemic therapy       IV  
Topics not combined with NSCLC filter  
Palliative radiotherapy for brain metastases  
 
      Not specified
Palliative radiotherapy for bone metastases         Not specified


1. The staging component of each search strategy is based on TNM classification as outlined in the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual. [1] Searches in the table covering more than one stage (e.g. I or II) or where staging is 'not specified' are a general search on the topic without inclusion of any stage term(s).

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  1. Edge SB, Byrd DR, Compton CC, Fritz AG, Greene FL, Trotti A, editors. AJCC Cancer Staging Manual. 7th ed. New York: Springer; 2010.
Last updated 18 January 2017