EGFR inhibitors prolong survival in non-small-cell lung cancer

A new meta-analysis shows their superiority over chemotherapy

Adjunct targeted molecular therapy may prolong disease-free survival in patients with resected non-small cell lung cancer harbouring epidermal growth factor receptor mutations, a meta-analysis suggests.

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Chinese researchers have reviewed the role of epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors (eGFR-TKIs) after surgery for non-small cell lung cancer as the clinical value has been uncertain.

Dr Peng Xie and colleagues, from Shandong Cancer Hospital and Institute in Jinan, evaluated the agents in a meta-analysis of 11