Core Outcome Measures in Effectiveness Trials

Developing a Core Outcome Set in adjuvant clinical trials of Chinese patent medicine for advanced non-small cell lung cancer

General Information

Summary:
Advanced non-small cell lung cancer is one of the most common diseases worldwide. As the first-line treatment, chemotherapy could result in some side effects.
Some evidence show Chinese patent medicine have potential advantages in dealing with these questions above. However, because the heterogeneity in selection and reporting of outcomes, it could be difficult to combine the results of different studies to make decision about the best treatments.
A solution to these problems is the development of a core outcome set (COS). This is the minimum set of outcomes that should be studied and reported in adjuvant clinical trials of Chinese patent medicine for advanced non-small cell lung cancer.
This project aims to develop a core outcome set that can be used to assess the effectivity and safety of Chinese patent medicine in adjuvant clinical trials for advanced non-small cell lung cancer.

Contributors:
Jingbo Zhai,Jinhua Si,Hongcai Shang

Further Study Information

Current Stage:
Ongoing
Date:
January 2017 - 2019
Funding source(s):
None stated

Health Area

Disease Category
Cancer

Disease Name
Cancer
Lung cancer
Non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC)
Advanced cancer and advanced non-malignant illnesses

Target Population

Age Range
18 - 100

Sex
Either


Nature / type of Intervention
Drug

Method(s)

Consensus conference
Delphi process
Systematic review

Stakeholders Involved

Clinical experts
Conference participants
Consumers (patients)
Epidemiologists
Methodologists
Researchers
Statisticians

Study Type

COS for clinical trials or clinical research
COS for practice

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