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Primary Cancer Treatment or Metastatic Cancer Treatment: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines

Last updated: April 9, 2015
Project Number: RB0836-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of primary tumor treatment versus treatment of metastases in patients with metastatic cancer?
  2. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding primary tumor treatment versus treatment of metastases in patients with metastatic cancer?

Key Message

Three systematic reviews (one with meta-analysis) were identified regarding primary tumor treatment versus treatment of metastases in patients with metastatic cancer.