Jyoti D Patel

Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, United States

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    ABSTRACT: African Americans (AA) have a higher incidence of lung cancer than Caucasians, and are underrepresented in clinical trials. In PointBreak (pemetrexed-carboplatin-bevacizumab and maintenance pemetrexed-bevacizumab [PemCBev] versus paclitaxel-carboplatin-bevacizumab and maintenance bevacizumab [PacCBev]), 10% of patients were AA. PointBreak was a negative study; PemCBev did not demonstrate superior overall survival (OS).Materials and Methods PointBreak subgroup efficacy and safety data were retrospectively analyzed: 1) AAs versus Caucasians for PemCBev; 2) PemCBev versus PacCBev in AAs; 3) academic versus community settings in AAs. Hazard ratios (HR) and p-values were derived from multivariate Cox proportional hazards model after adjusting for covariates.ResultsOf 939 intentto-treat (ITT) patients, 94 were AA and 805 were Caucasian. AA enrollment was uniform across study sites (median 1 AA per site). In the PemCBev arm, OS (HR=1.125; p=0.525), progression-free survival (PFS) (HR=1.229; p=0.251), response (p=0.607), and toxicity profiles were similar in AAs versus Caucasians. For AAs, OS (HR=1.375; p=0.209), PFS (HR=0.902; p=0.670), response (p=1.000), and toxicity profiles were similar in the PemCBev versus PacCBev arm. In AAs, there were no significant differences in OS (HR=0.661; p=0.191)/PFS (HR=0.969; p=0.915) in academic versus community practice settings.Conclusions In the PemCBev arm, this exploratory analysis showed no significant differences between AAs and Caucasians for efficacy outcomes or toxicity profiles. Consistent with the ITT population negative trial result, in AAs median OS was not superior for either arm. In AAs, PFS and OS were similar for academic and community settings. Additional outcomes data for AAs should be collected in lung cancer studies.
    Clinical Lung Cancer 11/2014; · 2.04 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Molecular biomarkers, a cornerstone of precision oncology, are critical in breast, gastroesophageal, and non-small cell lung cancer management (BC, GEC, NSCLC). Testing practices are intensely debated, impacting diagnostic quality and affecting pathologists, oncologists and patients. However, little is known about testing approaches used in practice. Our study described biomarker practices in BC, GEC, and NSCLC at the leading US cancer centers.
    Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 10/2014; 106(10).
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    ABSTRACT: Over the last decade, new cytotoxic treatments and targeted therapies have altered treatment paradigms for patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We sought to analyze the impact of histology and biomarker selection criteria on outcomes of clinical trials in metastatic NSCLC reported over the last decade at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting. Data were collected from ASCO abstracts of Phase II–IV clinical trials for patients with metastatic NSCLC from 2004–2014. 770 of 2,989 identified metastatic NSCLC category abstracts met selection criteria. Despite a decline in the number of abstracts from 107 to 46 abstracts annually over this period, the proportion of trials with positive progression free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) outcomes has increased significantly. Trials with histology selection (6%) or molecular biomarker (15%) criteria were more likely to result in an improvement in PFS than those without selection criteria (21% vs. 8%, p = 0.0001 and 31% vs. 10%, p < 0.0001, respectively). These data demonstrate profound changes in the clinical trial landscape over the last 10 years with significantly increasing proportion of trials with positive outcomes. These changes are likely attributed to the use of histology and biomarker selection criteria in clinical trial design.
    Cancer 08/2014; · 5.20 Impact Factor
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    Jama Ophthalmology 07/2014; 132(7):899-901. · 3.83 Impact Factor
  • Ryan D Gentzler, Jyoti D Patel
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    ABSTRACT: During the past 10 years, the treatment of advanced-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has become increasingly complex, and debate continues regarding the optimal chemotherapeutic agents and duration of treatment. The addition of bevacizumab to platinum doublet chemotherapy, the use of pemetrexed for nonsquamous histology, and the introduction of maintenance chemotherapy are strategies that have been shown to improve overall survival beyond 12 months. Many acceptable treatment options are recommended in the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology for NSCLC. This article discusses the first-line treatment of NSCLC with no identifiable mutations with FDA-approved targeted therapies for patients treated outside a clinical trial, particularly focusing on difficult clinical decisions, such as when the use of bevacizumab is appropriate, choosing a platinum partner, and treatment of patients with an ECOG performance status of 2. Data are summarized from several recent maintenance clinical trials, such as PARAMOUNT, AVAPERL, and PointBreak, and the implications these trials have on practical decisions oncologists must make when choosing an optimal treatment strategy for patients with advanced NSCLC are discussed.
    Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN 06/2014; 12(6):889-97. · 5.11 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Context .- Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations have been identified as predictors of response to EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors in non-small cell lung cancer. Objective .- To investigate the relationship of EGFR mutation status to the histologic subtype of adenocarcinoma according to the new International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC)/American Thoracic Society (ATS)/European Respiratory Society (ERS) classification. Design .- We screened EGFR mutation in 200 consecutive lung adenocarcinoma resection specimens diagnosed between 2008 and 2011. Results .- Among 200 lung adenocarcinomas, EGFR mutations were identified in 41 tumors (20.5%). The mean age in the EGFR-mutant group was 64.8 years and this group consisted of 78% females and 22% males. Most patients with EGFR-positive lung cancers were never-smokers (51%) as compared to 8% with EGFR-negative cancers (P < .001). The most common mutations identified in our population were deletions in exon 19 (22 patients) and L858R in exon 21 (12 patients). Five patients had double mutations. The predominant pattern of adenocarcinoma was lepidic (44%) in EGFR-mutant lung cancers as compared to 69% with acinar pattern in EGFR wild-type lung cancers (P < .001). Of 22 minimally invasive adenocarcinomas, 8 (36%) had EGFR mutations, accounting for 20% of adenocarcinomas with EGFR mutation (P < .05). Conclusion .- Based on the new IASLC/ATS/ERS classification, the predominant subtype of adenocarcinoma was lepidic (44%) in EGFR-mutant lung cancers (P < .001). However, histologic subtype should not be used to exclude patients from tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapy, since EGFR mutations are found in lung adenocarcinomas of other subtypes.
    Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine 02/2014; · 2.78 Impact Factor
  • Melissa L Johnson, Jyoti D Patel
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    ABSTRACT: Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) remains the most common cause of cancer-related death in the United States. Survival for patients with advanced disease remains meager with standard platinum-based doublet therapy even given initially. Improved efficacy and tolerability of third-generation chemotherapies and small-molecule inhibitors has prompted the evaluation of these agents in the maintenance setting in order to enhance current outcomes. Two separate strategies have evolved: the introduction of a non-cross-resistant drug immediately following first-line or induction chemotherapy (switch maintenance), or the continuation of the non-platinum partner initially introduced during induction (continuation maintenance). Here we review the available clinical trial data evaluating both maintenance strategies, and offer our assessment of their contemporary clinical implications and cost-effectiveness.
    Seminars in Oncology 02/2014; 41(1):93-100. · 4.33 Impact Factor
  • Ryan D Gentzler, Jyoti D Patel
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    ABSTRACT: Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the leading cause of cancer death in the industrialized world. Despite significant progress in early stage disease, survival rates for advanced disease remain low. Maintenance therapy is a treatment strategy that has been investigated extensively in NSCLC. Therapies that have been studied in this setting in randomized trials to date include chemotherapy and molecularly targeted agents. Following the development of multiple new agents that show activity in NSCLC and have a tolerable side-effect profile, there has been increasing interest in utilizing them to maintain response to initial therapy after treatment with platinum-based doublets. Two effective strategies have evolved: continuation and switch maintenance. Despite improvements in progression-free survival and often overall survival on multiple clinical trials, there remains considerable controversy around this treatment paradigm. Here, we briefly outline the evolution of this treatment strategy and examine the available data, including recently updated data from the PARAMOUNT, AVAPERL, and PointBreak maintenance trials. Ultimately, the decision to use maintenance chemotherapy requires a nuanced discussion between the patient and physician that adequately assesses benefits of prolonged therapy and impact in terms of toxicity, quality of life, and financial cost.
    Therapeutic advances in medical oncology. 01/2014; 6(1):4-15.
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    ABSTRACT: Since its founding in 1964, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has been committed to improving cancer outcomes through research and the delivery of quality care. Research is the bedrock of discovering better treatments-providing hope to the millions of individuals who face a cancer diagnosis each year.The studies featured in "Clinical Cancer Advances 2013: Annual Report on Progress Against Cancer From the American Society of Clinical Oncology" represent the invaluable contributions of thousands of patients who participate in clinical trials and the scientists who conduct basic and clinical research. The insights described in this report, such as how cancers hide from the immune system and why cancers may become resistant to targeted drugs, enable us to envision a future in which cancer will be even more controllable and preventable.The scientific process is thoughtful, deliberate, and sometimes slow, but each advance, while helping patients, now also points toward new research questions and unexplored opportunities. Both dramatic and subtle breakthroughs occur so that progress against cancer typically builds over many years. Success requires vision, persistence, and a long-term commitment to supporting cancer research and training.Our nation's longstanding investment in federally funded cancer research has contributed significantly to a growing array of effective new treatments and a much deeper understanding of the drivers of cancer. But despite this progress, our position as a world leader in advancing medical knowledge and our ability to attract the most promising and talented investigators are now threatened by an acute problem: Federal funding for cancer research has steadily eroded over the past decade, and only 15% of the ever-shrinking budget is actually spent on clinical trials. This dismal reality threatens the pace of progress against cancer and undermines our ability to address the continuing needs of our patients.Despite this extremely challenging economic environment, we continue to make progress. Maintaining and accelerating that progress require that we keep our eyes on the future and pursue a path that builds on the stunning successes of the past. We must continue to show our policymakers the successes in cancer survival and quality of life (QOL) they have enabled, emphasizing the need to sustain our national investment in the remarkably productive US cancer research enterprise.We must also look to innovative methods for transforming how we care for-and learn from-patients with cancer. Consider, for example, that fewer than 5% of adult patients with cancer currently participate in clinical trials. What if we were able to draw lessons from the other 95%? This possibility led ASCO this year to launch CancerLinQ, a groundbreaking health information technology initiative that will provide physicians with access to vast quantities of clinical data about real-world patients and help achieve higher quality, higher value cancer care.As you read the following pages, I hope our collective progress against cancer over the past year inspires you. More importantly, I hope the pride you feel motivates you to help us accelerate the pace of scientific advancement.Clifford A. Hudis, MD, FACPPresidentAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology.
    Journal of Clinical Oncology 12/2013; · 18.04 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: PointBreak (A Study of Pemetrexed, Carboplatin and Bevacizumab in Patients With Nonsquamous Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer) compared the efficacy and safety of pemetrexed (Pem) plus carboplatin (C) plus bevacizumab (Bev) followed by pemetrexed plus bevacizumab (PemCBev) with paclitaxel (Pac) plus carboplatin (C) plus bevacizumab (Bev) followed by bevacizumab (PacCBev) in patients with advanced nonsquamous non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Patients with previously untreated stage IIIB or IV nonsquamous NSCLC and Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status of 0 to 1 were randomly assigned to receive pemetrexed 500 mg/m(2) or paclitaxel 200 mg/m(2) combined with carboplatin area under the curve 6 and bevacizumab 15 mg/kg every 3 weeks for up to four cycles. Eligible patients received maintenance until disease progression: pemetrexed plus bevacizumab (for the PemCBev group) or bevacizumab (for the PacCBev group). The primary end point of this superiority study was overall survival (OS). Patients were randomly assigned to PemCBev (n = 472) or PacCBev (n = 467). For PemCBev versus PacCBev, OS hazard ratio (HR) was 1.00 (median OS, 12.6 v 13.4 months; P = .949); progression-free survival (PFS) HR was 0.83 (median PFS, 6.0 v 5.6 months; P = .012); overall response rate was 34.1% versus 33.0%; and disease control rate was 65.9% versus 69.8%. Significantly more study drug-related grade 3 or 4 anemia (14.5% v 2.7%), thrombocytopenia (23.3% v 5.6%), and fatigue (10.9% v 5.0%) occurred with PemCBev; significantly more grade 3 or 4 neutropenia (40.6% v 25.8%), febrile neutropenia (4.1% v 1.4%), sensory neuropathy (4.1% v 0%), and alopecia (grade 1 or 2; 36.8% v 6.6%) occurred with PacCBev. OS did not improve with the PemCBev regimen compared with the PacCBev regimen, although PFS was significantly improved with PemCBev. Toxicity profiles differed; both regimens demonstrated tolerability.
    Journal of Clinical Oncology 10/2013; · 18.04 Impact Factor
  • Ryan D Gentzler, Sarah E Yentz, Jyoti D Patel
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    ABSTRACT: Bevacizumab is an effective targeted therapy with demonstrated survival benefits for many patients with advanced nonsquamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Some patient populations are at higher risk for bleeding complications and bevacizumab should be avoided, but advanced age should not be used as the sole exclusion criterion for use. Bevacizumab is generally a well-tolerated therapy that can be safely given in combination with multiple chemotherapy agents in the induction and maintenance phases of therapy. The optimal maintenance strategy is yet to be determined and is the focus of ongoing trials, such as ECOG 5508. Early use of bevacizumab in the adjuvant setting and continued use in the second-line setting are being investigated in current clinical trials.
    Current Treatment Options in Oncology 08/2013; · 2.42 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: These NCCN Guidelines Insights focus on the diagnostic evaluation of suspected lung cancer. This topic was the subject of a major update in the 2013 NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines) for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. The NCCN Guidelines Insights focus on the major updates in the NCCN Guidelines and discuss the new updates in greater detail.
    Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN 06/2013; 11(6):645-653. · 5.11 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Masses in the anterior mediastinum can be neoplasms (eg, thymomas, thymic carcinomas, or lung metastases) or non-neoplastic conditions (eg, intrathoracic goiter). Thymomas are the most common primary tumor in the anterior mediastinum, although they are rare. Thymic carcinomas are very rare. Thymomas and thymic carcinomas originate in the thymus. Although thymomas can spread locally, they are much less invasive than thymic carcinomas. Patients with thymomas have 5-year survival rates of approximately 78%. However, 5-year survival rates for thymic carcinomas are only approximately 40%. These guidelines outline the evaluation, treatment, and management of these mediastinal tumors.
    Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN 05/2013; 11(5):562-76. · 5.11 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Context.-Lung carcinoma is the result of sequential accumulation of genetic and epigenetic changes. Lung adenocarcinoma is a heterogeneous disease with diverse somatic mutations, and several of them include the so-called driver mutations, which may serve as "druggable" therapeutic targets. Thus, development of personalized approaches for the treatment of non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) mandates that pathologists make a precise histologic classification inclusive of routine molecular analysis of such tumors. Objective.-To address the molecular mechanisms underlying NSCLC and how this knowledge reflects the multidisciplinary approach in the diagnosis and management of these patients. We will also summarize the current available and investigational personalized therapies for patients with resectable early-stage, unresectable locally advanced, and metastatic NSCLC. Data Sources.-Peer-reviewed published literature and personal experience. Conclusions.-There are multiple mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of lung cancer, which operate in parallel and involve pathways of activation and inhibition of various cellular events. Further research is essential to characterize the histologic and mutational profiles of lung carcinomas, which will ultimately translate into improved and more personalized therapeutic management of patients with lung cancer.
    Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine 04/2013; 137(4):481-91. · 2.78 Impact Factor
  • Journal of Clinical Oncology 12/2012; · 18.04 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: In advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), reducing symptoms can be a meaningful treatment outcome. This study characterizes the pulmonary symptoms of patients receiving second- and third-line systemic therapies for NSCLC and assesses the content validity of the 4-item Pulmonary Symptom Index (PSI) of the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Lung (FACT-L). METHODS: Twenty patients with advanced NSCLC undergoing second- and third-line treatment ("qualitative sample") completed semistructured interviews regarding their NSCLC symptoms and the importance of pulmonary symptoms. Results were mapped to the PSI. In addition, existing PSI data from 912 patients with cancer ("validation sample") was analyzed to evaluate the scalability of the 4 PSI items. RESULTS: In the qualitative sample, mean age was 62 years (range 30-79 years); 80% had nonsquamous histologic type, and 25% had comorbid chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). A core set of pulmonary symptoms emerged in the data-shortness of breath, cough, and chest tightness. These mapped to 3 PSI items. A quarter of the patients reported an absence of pulmonary symptoms, which supports the inclusion of the final PSI item, "breathing is easy." In the validation sample, for the shortness of breath/breathing ease item pair, weighted kappa representing chance-adjusted agreement ranged from 0.39 to 0.54 and percent agreement from 44% to 49% (both considered moderate), supporting a distinct contribution of each item. CONCLUSION: The PSI captures the most important and relevant symptoms reported by patients with NSCLC receiving second- and third-line treatment. Our results suggest that the PSI may provide a clinically useful method to measure patient benefit from lung cancer therapies.
    Clinical Lung Cancer 10/2012; · 2.04 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Pralatrexate, a folate analogue targeting dihydrofolate reductase, has antitumor activity in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). This randomized phase 2b trial was designed to further evaluate pralatrexate activity in NSCLC by estimating overall survival (OS) relative to erlotinib in patients with relapsed/refractory disease. In 43 centers across 6 countries, patients were randomized 1:1 to receive intravenous pralatrexate 190 mg/m on days 1 and 15 of a 28-day cycle, or oral erlotinib 150 mg/day. The primary objective was to estimate OS in all patients and prespecified subgroups using relative comparisons of hazard ratios (HRs). Secondary endpoints included progression-free survival, response rate, and safety. Key eligibility criteria included: (1) ≥1 prior platinum-based therapy, (2) Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status of 0 to 1, and 3) a smoking history of 100 cigarettes or more. A total of 201 patients were randomized. A trend toward improvement in OS favoring pralatrexate was observed with an HR of 0.84 (95% confidence interval: 0.61-1.14) in the intent-to-treat population. This favorable survival result was seen in most prespecified subgroups for pralatrexate. The largest reduction in the risk of death was observed in patients with nonsquamous cell carcinoma (n = 107; HR = 0.65; 95% confidence interval: 0.42-1.0). The most common grade 3 to 4 adverse event in the pralatrexate arm was mucositis (23%). Discontinuation of pralatrexate for any grade of mucositis was 21%. Pralatrexate demonstrated a trend toward improved survival relative to erlotinib in patients with advanced NSCLC. Future studies should include a mucositis management plan to improve tolerability and maximize treatment benefit.
    Journal of thoracic oncology: official publication of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer 04/2012; 7(6):1041-8. · 4.55 Impact Factor
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    Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN 01/2012; 10(1):26-41. · 5.11 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: A message from ASCO'S President. It has been forty years since President Richard Nixon signed the National Cancer Act of 1971, which many view as the nation's declaration of the "War on Cancer." The bill has led to major investments in cancer research and significant increases in cancer survival. Today, two-thirds of patients survive at least five years after being diagnosed with cancer compared with just half of all diagnosed patients surviving five years after diagnosis in 1975. The research advances detailed in this year's Clinical Cancer Advances demonstrate that improvements in cancer screening, treatment, and prevention save and improve lives. But although much progress has been made, cancer remains one of the world's most serious health problems. In the United States, the disease is expected to become the nation's leading cause of death in the years ahead as our population ages. I believe we can accelerate the pace of progress, provided that everyone involved in cancer care works together to achieve this goal. It is this viewpoint that has shaped the theme for my presidential term: Collaborating to Conquer Cancer. In practice, this means that physicians and researchers must learn from every patient's experience, ensure greater collaboration between members of a patient's medical team, and involve more patients in the search for cures through clinical trials. Cancer advocates, insurers, and government agencies also have important roles to play. Today, we have an incredible opportunity to improve the quality of cancer care by drawing lessons from the real-world experiences of patients. The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is taking the lead in this area, in part through innovative use of health information technology. In addition to our existing quality initiatives, ASCO is working with partners to develop a comprehensive rapid-learning system for cancer care. When complete, this system will provide physicians with personalized, real-time information that can inform the care of every patient with cancer as well as connect patients with their entire medical teams. The rapid learning system will form a continuous cycle of learning: securely capturing data from every patient at the point of care, drawing on evidence-based guidelines, and evaluating quality of care against those standards and the outcomes of other patients. Clinical trials are another area in which collaboration is critical. Increasing clinical trial participation will require commitment across the cancer community from physicians, patients, insurers, hospitals, and industry. A 2010 report by the Institute of Medicine described challenges to participation in trials by both physicians and patients and provided recommendations for revitalizing clinical trials conducted through the National Cancer Institute's Cooperative Group Program. ASCO has pledged its support for the full implementation of these recommendations. More broadly, ASCO recently outlined a bold vision for translational and clinical cancer research for the next decade and made recommendations to achieve that vision. Accelerating Progress Against Cancer: ASCO's Blueprint for Transforming Clinical and Translational Research, released in November, calls for a research system that takes full advantage of today's scientific and technologic opportunities and sets a high-level agenda for policy makers, regulators, and advocates. Cancer research has transformed cancer care in the past forty years, and this year's Clinical Cancer Advances illustrates how far we have come in the past year alone. We now have a tremendous opportunity to use today's knowledge and collaborate across all facets of cancer care to conquer this deadly disease. Michael P. Link, MD President American Society of Clinical Oncology.
    Journal of Clinical Oncology 12/2011; 30(1):88-109. · 18.04 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Neuroendocrine tumors account for approximately 20% of lung cancers; most (≈15%) are small cell lung cancer (SCLC). These NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology for SCLC focus on extensive-stage SCLC because it occurs more frequently than limited-stage disease. SCLC is highly sensitive to initial therapy; however, most patients eventually die of recurrent disease. In patients with extensive-stage disease, chemotherapy alone can palliate symptoms and prolong survival in most patients; however, long-term survival is rare. Most cases of SCLC are attributable to cigarette smoking; therefore, smoking cessation should be strongly promoted.
    Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN 10/2011; 9(10):1086-113. · 5.11 Impact Factor

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826 Citations
300.41 Total Impact Points


  • 2004–2014
    • Northwestern University
      • • Division of Hematology/Oncology
      • • Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center
      • • Feinberg School of Medicine
      • • Division of Hospital Medicine
      Evanston, Illinois, United States
  • 2012
    • University of California, Davis
      • Division of Hematology and Oncology
      Davis, CA, United States
  • 2011
    • American Society of Clinical Oncology
      Alexandria, Virginia, United States
  • 2004–2008
    • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • 2003
    • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
      • Thoracic Oncology Service
      New York City, New York, United States