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What can platinum offer yet in the treatment of PS2 NSCLC patients? A systematic review and meta-analysis

  • Autori: Bronte, G.; Rolfo, C.; Passiglia, F.; Rizzo, S.; Gil-Bazo, I.; Fiorentino, E.; Cajozzo, M.; Van Meerbeeck, J.; Lequaglie, C.; Santini, D.; Pauwels, P.; Russo, A
  • Anno di pubblicazione: 2015
  • Tipologia: Articolo in rivista (Articolo in rivista)
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Background Randomized phase III trials showed interesting, but conflicting results, regarding the treatment of NSCLC, PS2 population. This meta-analysis aims to review all randomized trials comparing platinum-based doublets and single-agents in NSCLC PS2 patients. Materials and methods Data from all published randomized trials, comparing efficacy and safety of platinum-based doublets to single agents in untreated NSCLC, PS2 patients, were collected. Pooled ORs were calculated for the 1-year Survival-Rate (1y-SR), Overall Response Rate (ORR), and grade 3–4 (G3–4) hematologic toxicities. Results Six eligible trials (741 patients) were selected. Pooled analysis showed a significant improvement in ORR (OR: 3.243; 95% CI: 1.883–5.583) and 1y-SR (OR: 1.743; 95% CI: 1.203–2.525) in favor of platinum-based doublets. G3–4 hematological toxicities were also more frequent in this group. Conclusion This meta-analysis suggests that platinum-combination regimens are superior to singleagent both in terms of ORR and survival-rate with increase of severe hematological toxicities.