This Week in Lancet Oncology


In Lancet Oncology this week, researchers in China report on the efficacy of gefitinib as a maintenance therapy for patients with locally advanced or metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer. The team randomly assigned 296 patients to receive either gefitinib or placebo, and found that progression-free survival was significantly longer with gefitinib.

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