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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 73-79

First-line management of metastatic non-small cell lung cancer: An Indian perspective

1 Department of Medical Oncology, Yashoda Hospital, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
2 Department of Medical Oncology, IGIMS, Patna, Bihar, India
3 Department of Medical Oncology, Care Hospital, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
4 Department of Radiation Oncology, Apollo Proton Cancer Centre, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
5 Department of Medical Oncology, Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India
6 Department of Pulmonology, Yashoda Hospital, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
7 Department of Radiation Oncology, Yashoda Hospital, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
8 Department of Surgical Oncology, Yashoda Hospital, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
9 Department of Medical Oncology, Asian Institute of Oncology, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Nikhil Suresh Ghadyalpatil
Department of Medical Oncology, Yashoda Hospital, Hyderabad, Telangana
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/sajc.sajc_294_18

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Lung cancer has been the most common cancer in the world for several decades. The non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) constitutes approximately about 80% of the total cases of lung cancer. Therapeutic interventions in NSCLC have shifted to the target-based approach from histology-based approach, and this has completely changed the face of the management of NSCLC. Developing countries, such as India, have very limited data compiled about the prevalence and treatment practices of lung cancer, despite a large burden of the disease. However, in recent times, there has been a lot of data generated in this regard. This article is an attempt to collate and shine light on the available data for the first-line treatment of NSCLC in India keeping in mind the current standards of care in this area.

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