New Directions in the Evaluation and Presentation of Clinical Research in Lung Cancer

  • Noelle O’Rourke
  • Fergus Macbeth
  • Elinor Thompson
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


In this chapter we summarise the problems in accessing and summarising the vast body of clinical research on lung cancer and outline how research may be made more accessible, efficient and relevant.


Lung Cancer Individual Patient Data Review Group Lung Cancer Trial Cochrane Review Group 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Noelle O’Rourke
    • 1
  • Fergus Macbeth
    • 2
  • Elinor Thompson
    • 3
  1. 1.Beatson West of Scotland Cancer CentreGlasgowUK
  2. 2. National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)LondonUK
  3. 3.Univeristy Pompeu FabraBarcelonaSpain

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