Strategies for Translating Evidence-Based Medicine in Lung Cancer into Community Practice

Curr Oncol Rep. 2017 Jan;19(1):5. doi: 10.1007/s11912-017-0563-z.


The landscape of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) treatment has rapidly evolved over the past decade. This is exemplified by the use of molecular targeted agents, immunotherapies, and newer technologies such as stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT). As the translation of preclinical discoveries into clinical practice continues, the effective dissemination and implementation of evidence-based treatment of NSCLC will remain a foremost challenge for oncologists. To further extend evidence-based medicine into the community setting, community oncologists are being engaged on multiple fronts including leadership and participation in national clinical trials and utilization of internet-based resources.

Keywords: CCOP; Community oncology; Community practice; Evidence-based medicine; Internet; Lung cancer; NCORP; Point of care; Social media; Social networks.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung / pathology
  • Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung / radiotherapy*
  • Disease Management
  • Evidence-Based Medicine*
  • Humans
  • Radiosurgery*
  • Translational Research, Biomedical*