Lancet Oncol 2018 07 13;19(7):930-939. Epub 2018 Jun 13.
Oxford Centre for Respiratory Medicine, Churchill Hospital, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford, UK; Laboratory of Pleural and Lung Cancer Translational Research, Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK; Oxford Respiratory Trials Unit, Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK; National Institute for Health Research Oxford Biomedical Research Centre, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.
Background: The prevalence of malignant pleural effusion is increasing worldwide, but prognostic biomarkers to plan treatment and to understand the underlying mechanisms of disease progression remain unidentified. The PROMISE study was designed with the objectives to discover, validate, and prospectively assess biomarkers of survival and pleurodesis response in malignant pleural effusion and build a score that predicts survival.
Methods: In this multicohort study, we used five separate and independent datasets from randomised controlled trials to investigate potential biomarkers of survival and pleurodesis. Read More