Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/S1470-2045(09)70238-4
Title: First-line systemic treatment of advanced stage non-small-cell lung cancer in Asia: consensus statement from the Asian Oncology Summit 2009
Authors: Soo, R.A. 
Anderson, B.O.
Cho, B.C.
Yang, C.-H.
Liao, M.
Lim, W.-T.
Goldstraw, P.
Mok, T.S.
Issue Date: Nov-2009
Citation: Soo, R.A., Anderson, B.O., Cho, B.C., Yang, C.-H., Liao, M., Lim, W.-T., Goldstraw, P., Mok, T.S. (2009-11). First-line systemic treatment of advanced stage non-small-cell lung cancer in Asia: consensus statement from the Asian Oncology Summit 2009. The Lancet Oncology 10 (11) : 1102-1110. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1470-2045(09)70238-4
Abstract: Non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is an increasing global challenge, especially in low-income countries. Most guidelines for the management of advanced-stage NSCLC have limited effect in countries with resource constraints. Following a systematic literature search, we present an overview of the management of advanced-stage NSCLC in the first-line setting, discuss resources required for systemic therapy, and provide treatment recommendations stratified to four resources levels. Treatment guidelines appropriate for different resource levels offer a realistic approach to management of advanced-stage NSCLC, by recognising the limitations of a particular health-care system. Although there are many barriers to cancer control in low-resource countries, these can be overcome by using measures that are culturally appropriate, economically feasible, and evidence-based. Initiatives include strategic planning, tobacco control, training of health-care workers, access to therapeutic agents, acquisition of information, public education, and alliances with established institutions and international organisations. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Source Title: The Lancet Oncology
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/110814
ISSN: 14702045
DOI: 10.1016/S1470-2045(09)70238-4
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