Large phase III studies for lung cancer are reviewed. In an effort to improve survival results in locally advanced inoperable non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), several studies have documented survival advantage for cisplatin + vinka alkaloid followed by radiotherapy (RT) when compared with RT alone. In SCLC, meta-analyses show that thoracic radiotherapy moderately improves survival in patients who are treated with combination chemotherapy. The optimum combination of chemotherapy and radiotherapy needs to be established.
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