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Chemotherapy versus best supportive care for extensive small cell lung cancer

  1. Marta Pelayo Alvarez1,*,
  2. Virginie Westeel2,
  3. Marcela Cortés-Jofré3,
  4. Xavier Bonfill Cosp4

Editorial Group: Cochrane Lung Cancer Group

Published Online: 27 NOV 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 17 OCT 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001990.pub3


How to Cite

Pelayo Alvarez M, Westeel V, Cortés-Jofré M, Bonfill Cosp X. Chemotherapy versus best supportive care for extensive small cell lung cancer. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 11. Art. No.: CD001990. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001990.pub3.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Conselleria Valenciana, Atención Primaria Área 11, Valencia, Spain

  2. 2

    University Hospital of Besançon, Thoracic Oncology, Besançon, France

  3. 3

    Programa Doctorado en Ciencias Médicas, Universidad de La Frontera, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Católica de la SS. Concepción, Concepción, VIII, Chile

  4. 4

    CIBER Epidemiología y Salud Pública (CIBERESP), Spain - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre, Biomedical Research Institute Sant Pau (IIB Sant Pau), Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

*Marta Pelayo Alvarez, Atención Primaria Área 11, Conselleria Valenciana, Valencia, Spain. MPelayo@Hospital-Ribera.com.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New search for studies and content updated (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 27 NOV 2013

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[Figure 1]
Figure 1. Study flow diagram.
[Figure 2]
Figure 2. Risk of bias graph: review authors' judgements about each risk of bias item presented as percentages across all included studies.
[Figure 3]
Figure 3. Risk of bias summary: review authors' judgements about each risk of bias item for each included study.
[Figure 4]
Figure 4. Forest plot of comparison: 1 Second-line chemotherapy at relapse versus BSC, outcome: 1.1 Overall survival.
[Analysis 1.1]
Analysis 1.1. Comparison 1 Second-line chemotherapy at relapse versus best supportive care (BSC), Outcome 1 Overall survival.