Efficacy of Adjuvant Chemotherapy after Surgery when Considered over all Cancer Types: A Synthesis of Meta-Analyses
Annals of Surgical Oncology, 06/22/2012
Evidence Based Medicine
Bowater RJ et al. – The results for all cancer types included in this study except for cancer metastasized to the liver can be thought of as supporting each other through the idea of there being a common treatment effect or at least a common range of effect across all (or most) of these cancer types. For example, with regard to cancer types where the evidence in favor of adjuvant chemotherapy after surgery is only moderately strong, the results of this study may encourage more clinicians to regard the use of this treatment as standard practice.