Treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)
Radical surgery is the standard of care for fit stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. Adjuvant treatment should be offered only as part of an investigation trial. Stage II and IIIA adjuvant cisplatin-based chemotherapy remains the gold standard for completely resected NSCLC tumors. Additionally radiotherapy should be offered in patients with N2 lymph nodes. In advanced stage IIIB/IV or inoperable NSCLC pts, a multidisciplinary treatment should be offered consisted of 4 cycles of cisplatin-based chemotherapy plus a 3rd generation cytotoxic agent or a cytostatic (anti-EGFR, anti-VEGFR) drug.