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Author Sinclair, Suzanne Marie
Title The effectiveness of chemoradiation for stage III non-small-cell lung cancer patients at the Kingston Regional Cancer Center
book jacket
Descript 137 p
Note Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 42-01, page: 0217
Adviser: Patti Groome
Thesis (M.Sc.)--Queen's University (Canada), 2003
Background. Patients with Stage III non-small cell lung cancer represent a major problem in terms of selection of optimal treatment, as traditional treatment options consisting of radiation or surgery, have not had a major impact on survival of these patients (23, 26). However, within the last few years' evidence from clinical trials has demonstrated a survival benefit from combined modality therapy (CMT---chemotherapy, combined with high-dose radiotherapy), for Stage III NSCLC patients (27, 63, 69)
Purpose. The proposed study is part of the clinical audit pathway that examines the effectiveness of CMT treatment now offered to Stage III NSCLC patients at KRCC. Survival outcomes of the KRCC treatment policy change are measured by patients' median and long-term survival, with a comparison to historical controls
Design. The current study is a observational retrospective cohort design involving the use of historical controls at KRCC. All data collection was retrospective. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)
School code: 0283
Host Item Masters Abstracts International 42-01
Subject Health Sciences, Radiology
Health Sciences, Oncology
Alt Author Queen's University (Canada)
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