Treatment patterns and real-world evidence for stage III non-small cell lung cancer in Central and Eastern Europe

  • doc.dr. Karmen Stanič Deputy Editor
  • Doc.dr. Milada Zemanova
  • Prof. dr. Marko Jakopović
  • dr. Małgorzata Łazar-Poniatowska
  • doc.dr. Martina Vrankar
  • dr. Petronela Rusu
  • Prof.dr.Tudor Ciuleanu
  • dr. Davorin Radosavljević
  • dr.Krisztina Bogos
  • Prof. dr. Sergiusz Nawrocki

Abstract

Background. The aim of this project was to collect real-world evidence and describe treatment patterns for stage III non-small cell lung cancer in Central and Eastern Europe. Based on real-world evidence, an expert opinion was developed, and the unmet needs and quality indicators were identified.

Patients and methods. A systematic literature search and a multidisciplinary expert panel of 10 physicians from 7 countries used a modified Delphi process to identify quality indicators and unmet needs in patients with stage III non-small cell lung cancer. The profound questionnaire was used to characterize treatment patterns used for stage III non-small cell lung cancer, and a systematic review identified patterns in Central and Eastern Europe. The first questionnaire was completed by a group of medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and pneumologists. The panel of experts attended an in-person meeting to review the results of the questionnaire and to process a second round Delphi. An additional survey was then compiled and completed by the panel.

Results. A complete consensus was reached by the panel of experts on a set of evidence-based clinical recommendations. The experience-based questionnaire generated a highly variable map of treatment patterns within the region. A list of unmet needs and barriers to quality care were developed with near-unanimous consent of the panel of experts.

Conclusions. Using the modified Delphi technique and an expert panel survey, treatment patterns in stage III non-small cell lung cancer in Central and Eastern Europe were described.

Published
2020-11-13
How to Cite
Stanič, MD, PhD, K., Zemanova, M., Jakopovič, M., Łazar-Poniatowska, M., Vrankar, M., Rusu, P., Ciuleanu, T., Radosavljević, D., Bogos, K., & Nawrocki, S. (2020). Treatment patterns and real-world evidence for stage III non-small cell lung cancer in Central and Eastern Europe. Radiology and Oncology, 54(4), 447-454. Retrieved from https://radioloncol.com/index.php/ro/article/view/3487
Section
Clinical oncology