General evidence for the efficacy of maintenance therapy

Kaoru Tanaka, Isamu Okamoto

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Maintenance therapy is a new treatment strategy for advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The two methods used in maintenance therapy are switch maintenance and continuation maintenance. In the last few years, several randomized phase III studies have reported survival benefit with maintenance therapy. Maintenance therapy represents a useful strategy for improving patient outcomes in advanced NSCLC.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)964-971
Number of pages8
JournalJapanese Journal of Chest Diseases
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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