Original Publication Date: 1 June, 2014
Publication / Source: Lung Cancer Management
Authors: Yu-Min Yeh, Wu-Chou Su
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Approximately 1.6 million new cases of lung cancer are diagnosed each year, and 1.4 million deaths are attributed to this disease. At the time of diagnosis, most lung cancer patients are in the advanced stages. Compared with supportive care only, systemic chemotherapy provides survival benefits for advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC).