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Article being appraised

Effects of vinorelbine on quality of life and survival of elderly patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer. The Elderly Lung Cancer Vinorelbine Italian Study Group. J Natl Cancer Inst 1999 Jan 6;91(1):66-72 Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9890172.


Applicable clinical question

Key Facts

Study Design

randomised controlled trial

Number of Patients:

191


Includes an economic evaluation

no

Evidence ratings

Level of evidence

II

Risk of bias
Moderate risk of bias Comments: incomplete accrual


Size of effect
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Relevance of evidence
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Assoc. Prof. Nick Pavlakis


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Article
Effects of vinorelbine on quality of life and survival of elderly patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer. The Elderly Lung Cancer Vinorelbine Italian Study Group. J Natl Cancer Inst 1999 Jan 6;91(1):66-72 Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9890172.
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User:Nick.pavlakis
Topic area
Guidelines:Lung cancer/Treatment/Non-small-cell stage IV inoperable
Clinical question
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