Sunday, October 16, 2005

Small cell lung cancer review

Reviews of the more vicious cancers keep on coming out in the general journals, this time a "seminar" on small cell lung cancer in Lancet.  Not much to say about this but I am finding these reviews quite helpful as a non-oncologist.  This one has a middle section about the history of various chemotherapy regimens for small cell which is pretty interesting.  But I have to point out that even though this article doesn't have pretenses of "medical progress" like the NEJM one, there is not even a nod here to supportive--let alone palliative--care for this routinely lethal disease.  Not a peep.

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