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Survival Gains Associated With Immuno-Oncology Found to be Significant for SCLC

The potential health gains associated with immuno-oncology treatments for small cell lung cancer (SCLC) are significant, at both the patient and population level, according to research presented at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer 2020 World Conference on Lung Cancer. Patient age should be taken into account however, to avoid bias and improve data accuracy.

“The methods in this study and the inferences taken from this study are positioned to be useful to clinicians and decision-makers in assessing and quantifying the expected survival advantages of [immune-oncology] therapies based on a range of clinically plausible protocols that may be considered in clinical practices,” said Jason Gordon, PhD, technical director of HEOR in Cardiff, United Kingdom, and honorary associate professor at University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom, during the virtual…

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