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Changes and Influential Factors of Chemotherapy Usage for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients in China: A Multicenter 10-Year (2005–2014) Retrospective Study

Authors Xing PY, Wang SZ, Shi JF, Wang L, Hui ZG, Ren JS, Liu SM, Qiao YL, Dai M, Li JL

Received 13 March 2020

Accepted for publication 9 June 2020

Published 20 July 2020 Volume 2020:12 Pages 6033—6044

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/CMAR.S253789

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Review by Single anonymous peer review

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Editor who approved publication: Professor Bilikere Dwarakanath


Pu-Yuan Xing,1,* Shou-Zheng Wang,1,* Ju-Fang Shi,2 Le Wang,2 Zhou-Guang Hui,3 Jian-Song Ren,2 Shang-Mei Liu,4 You-Lin Qiao,5 Min Dai,2 Jun-Ling Li1

1Department of Medical Oncology, National Cancer Center/National Clinical Research Center for Cancer/Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, People’s Republic of China; 2Office of Cancer Screening, National Cancer Center/National Clinical Research Center for Cancer/Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, People’s Republic of China; 3Department of Radiation Oncology, National Cancer Center/National Clinical Research Center for Cancer/Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, People’s Republic of China; 4Department of Pathology, National Cancer Center/National Clinical Research Center for Cancer/Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, People’s Republic of China; 5Department of Epidemiology, National Cancer Center/National Clinical Research Center for Cancer/Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, People’s Republic of China

*These authors contributed equally to this work

Correspondence: Jun-Ling Li; Ju-Fang Shi Email lijunling@cicams.ac.cn; shijf@cicams.ac.cn

Background: Chemotherapy has improved the survival of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients over the past few decades. However, there have not been any epidemiological studies on chemotherapy for Chinese NSCLC patients.
Patients and Methods: The patients diagnosed as primary lung cancer between January 1, 2005, and December 31, 2014, in eight hospitals from eight provinces in China were retrospectively reviewed. Demographic and clinical data were extracted from medical history systems. Chi-square test and logistic regression were used to analyze the changes of chemotherapy usage and influential factors.
Results: A total of 7184 lung cancer cases were eligible, among which 6481 NSCLC cases were included in this analysis. Among stage I/II patients, the percentages of receiving adjuvant chemotherapy did not change significantly between the earlier (28.5%) and the latter five years (25.7%) (p = 0.1288). Among stage IIIA patients, the percentages of chemotherapy usage did not change significantly between the earlier and the latter five years in neo-adjuvant (7.5% vs 5.6%, p = 0.1478) and adjuvant (23.1% vs 26.8%, p = 0.1129) treatment. The proportions of first-line platinum-based doublets for stage IIIB/IV patients changed significantly over the 10 years (p < 0.0001). Patients from provinces with inferior gross domestic product, with lower medical reimbursement rates and without smoking history were more likely to use the docetaxel/paclitaxel doublets, comparing with the gemcitabine doublets.
Conclusion: From 2005 to 2014, there was no significant change in the chemotherapy pattern of early NSCLC. Economic factors mainly contributed to the significant changes in the first-line chemotherapy regimen selection for advanced patients.

Keywords: non-small cell lung cancer, chemotherapy, neo-adjuvant chemotherapy, adjuvant chemotherapy, epidemiology

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