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Am Soc Clin Oncol Educ Book. 2015:e420-4. doi: 10.14694/EdBook_AM.2015.35.e420.

Expectations in the care of lung cancer.

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From the Yale Cancer Center, New Haven, CT; Princess Margaret Cancer Center, Toronto, Canada; McKesson Specialty Health, The Woodlands, TX.


One of the main challenges oncologists face in the care of patients with lung cancer is the decision to incorporate new clinical trial data into routine clinical practice. Beyond the question of statistical significance, which is a more objective metric, are the results meaningful and applicable to a broader population? Furthermore, in an era of value care, do the results justify a potential increase in costs? This article discusses the main points that clinicians consider in their decision-making process and illustrates the arguments with real-life examples.

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