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The Status and Prospects of Treatment Protocols for Elderly Patients 
with Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

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Author(s): Jianping ZHOU | Beili GAO

Journal: Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
ISSN 1009-3419

Volume: 14;
Issue: 7;
Start page: 598;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Lung neoplasms | Elderly patients | Treatment status

ABSTRACT
In recent years, the incidence and mortality of advanced lung cancer in elderly patients have been increasing. However, the general acceptance of treatment more than best supportive care in the elderly patients is not optimistic, because the social-economic, family and other factors besides health care were involved in the treatment strategy. In this review, we summarize the current status and prospect of treatment protocols for elderly patients with non-small cell lung cancer.
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