Efficacy of weekly amrubicin for refractory or relapsed non-small cell lung cancer: A protocol of systematic review and meta-analysis

Lung Cancer

Dang D, et al. Medicine (Baltimore) 2020.


BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to examine the efficacy of weekly amrubicin (WA) for treating refractory or relapsed non-small cell lung cancer (RRNSCLC).

METHODS: The literature search will be performed using the Cochrane Library, MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, PsycINFO, Scopus, Chinese Biomedical Literature Database, WANGFANG, VIP database, and China National Knowledge Infrastructure from inception onwards up to the March 1, 2020. No language limitation will be implemented. Randomized controlled trials that examined the efficacy and safety of WA for the treatment of RRNSCLC will be included. Literature selection, data extraction, and methodological quality assessment will be handled by 2 independent authors. We will invite a third author to disentangle any divergences between 2 authors. We will carry out statistical analysis using RevMan 5.3 software.

RESULTS: This study will summarize current evidence to assess the efficacy and safety of WA for the treatment of RRNSCLC.

CONCLUSIONS: The findings of this study will provide helpful evidence for the clinician, and will promote further studies, as well as clarify the direction of research on WA for the management of RRNSCLC.Study registration number: INPLASY202040168.