Multimodality Treatment of Advanced Non-small Cell Lung Cancer: Where are we with the Evidence?

This article outlines the current and outstanding evidence for the use of multimodality treatment in this group of patients, including in combination with an increasing number of treatment options, such as immunotherapy and genotype-targeted small molecule inhibitors.Recent findingsOptimal therapy for surgically resectable stage III disease remains debatable and currently the choice of treatment reflects each individual patient ’s disease characteristics and the expertise and opinion of the thoracic multi-disciplinary team. Evidence for a distinct oligometastatic state in which improved outcomes can be achieved remains minimal and there is as yet no consensus definition for oligometastatic lung cancer. Whilst there is su pporting evidence for the aggressive management of isolated metastases, the use of consolidative therapy for multiple metastases remains unproven.SummaryEvolution of new RT technologies, improved surgical technique and a plethora of interventional-radiology-guided ablative therapies are widening the choice of available treatment modalities to patients with NSCLC. In the setting of resectable locally advanced disease and the oligometastatic state, there is a growing need for randomised comparison of the available treatment modalities to guide both treatment and patient selection.
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Source: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
A banner year for immunotherapy and targeted therapy, Published online: 11 December 2018; doi:10.1038/s41571-018-0138-4In 2018, advances in the treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) have been observed both in trials of immunotherapies and targeted agents, leading to dramatically improved options for patients with metastatic and stage III NSCLC.
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