News

April 2017

We have published a new review: 'surgery for limited-stage small-cell lung cancer' and one protocol: 'Video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy versus open thoracotomy conventional lobectomy for stage I non-small cell lung cancer'

Fergus Macbeth attended the Cochrane mid-year meeting in Geneva (Switzerland) in early April where he represented our group to all of the meetings.

March 2017

We published a new protocol : Radical multimodality therapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma

January 2017

We published a new protocol : Radiation therapy for preventing instrumentation track metastases in malignant pleural mesothelioma

October 2016

Corynne Marchal and Fergus Macbeth attended the 24th cochrane Colloquium in Seoul (https://colloquium.cochrane.org/)

colloquium               workshop

September 2016

We published the update of the review : Postoperative radiotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer

May 2016

We published a new review: First-line treatment of advanced epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation positive non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer

April 2016

We registrered 1 new title:

  •  Combined multimodal radical therapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma

February 2016

We registrered 2 new titles:

  •  Early stage non-small cell lung cancer: Radical mediastinal lymph node dissection versus mediastinal nodal sampling
  • and a DTA title : Mini-invasive procedures for the staging of non-small cell lung cancer

January 2016

We  registrered 2 new titles:

  •  Chemotherapy versus chemotherapy in combinaison with a targeted therapy as second-line treatment for advanced non-small cell lung cancer wild-type or unknown status for epidermial growth factor receptor: a systematic review and meta-analysis
  • and Vaccines for advanced non-small cell lung cancer

December 2015

We published

  •  a new review: Interventions for smoking cessation in people diagnosed with lung cancer
  • and a new protocol: Preoperative exercise training for patients with non-small cell lung  cancer

October 2015

  • Corynne Marchal and Francois Calais attended the 23rd cochrane Colloquium in Vienna (https://colloquium.cochrane.org/)

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    We published
  • a new review : chemotherapy for advanced non-small cell lung cancer in the elderly population
  • and a new protocol: surgery localised small cell lung cancer

September 2015

  • We published a new review: non-invasive pressure ventilation for prevention of complications after pulmonary resection in lung cancer patients
and ran a symposium on "How to perform and interpret systematic reviews and meta-analyses"

- Introduction to writing a systematic review: the example of the Cochrane Collaboration F. Macbeth (Bristol, United Kingdom)
- Defining a review question and writing a protocol J. Trappenburg (Utrecht, Netherlands)
- (Non-)sense to interpret meta-analyses with heterogeneous interventions: the example of non-pharmacological interventions M. Puhan (Zurich, Switzerland)
- From meta-analyses to network meta-analyses: the Holy Grail for assessing interventions? L. Trinquart (Paris, France)

approximately 500 people attended the symposium
 

July 2015

We published the update of the review: Platinum versus non-platinum chemotherapy regimens for small cell lung cancer

June 2015

We published a new protocol:

-Interventions for smoking cessation in people diagnosed with lung cancer

April 2015

We published a new protocol:

- Maintenance therapy for advanced non-small cell lung cancer

December 2014

Publication of an updated version of the review:

-Palliative radiotherapy regimens for patients with thoracic symptoms from non-small cell lung cancer

November 2014

We published two new reviews:

- chemotherapy with cetuximab vs chemotherapy alone for chemotherapy-naive advanced non-small cell lung cancer

- and our first diagnostic test acuracy review:

PET-CT for assessing mediastinal lymph node involvement in patients with suspected resectable non-small cell lung cancer

September 2014

Participation of the lung cancer group in the 22nd Cochrane colloquium in Hyderabad (India) from 21 to 26th September. https://colloquium.cochrane.org/

 

This month we published two new protocols : 

- Immunotherapy for stage I-III non-small cell lung cancer and

- Third-line systematic treatment for non-small cell lung cancer

 

June 2014

Publication of a new protocol: 'Chemotherapy for newly diagnosed inoperable brain metastases from non-small cell lung cancer'

February 2014

Organisation, with the help of Pr. Sculier and the French Cochrane Centre, of a two-day training cession for new authors at the Bordet Institute in Brussels (Belgium). Participation of 12 persons 

 

November 2013

Publication of an updated version of the review : "Chemotherapy versus best supportive care for extensive small cell lung cancer".

October 2013



At the 15th World Conference on Lung Cancer held in Sydney (Australia) on October 2013 the LCG was privileged to run a half day symposium, which involved a number of presentations by some of our editors and authors. There was an excellent turn out with an audience of 80 people from all round the world, a series of great presentations and interesting discussion. The full agenda is below. We hope that this event will stimulate new authors to join us in making the Cochrane Library the premier collection of high quality, up to date, systematic reviews on lung cancer topics.

 

Inaugural Cochrane Workshop :

Chairs : Ramon Rami-Porta (Spain) & Fergus Macbeth (UK)

- Introduction to writing a Cochrane review by Fergus Macbeth (UK)

- Writing a protocol by Noelle O'Rourke (UK)

- Defining a review question by Kwun Fong (Australia)

- Searching for studies and selecting studies by Virginie Westeel (France)

- Collection of Data by Nick Pavlakis (Australia)

- Analysing dichotomous data by Chee Khoon Lee (Australia)

- Analysing continuous data by Chee Khoon Lee (Australia)

- Analysing non-standard data and designs by Chee Khoon Lee (Australia)

- Assessing bias in included studies by Lisa Askie (Australia)

- Introduction to meta-analysis by Lisa Askie, (Australia)

- Assessing small study effects and reporting bias by Lisa Askie (Australia)

- Intoduction to RevMan by Ian Yang (Australia)

- Feedback and closing remarks by Ramon Rami-Porta (Spain) & Fergus Macbeth (UK)



September 2013

The Cochrane Lung Cancer Group officially transferred from Spain to France. The new team would like to thank Xavier Bonfill for his active role in the development of our group and Sera Tort for her support and contribution over the years.