write a 2 page literature review on Small Cell Lung Cancer

In this unit, you will submit the initial draft of your literature review. A literature review should include:

An overview of the topic and its focusA list of the works evaluated to support the topicAn evaluation of the works reviewed, with reasons why some works will be selected over others

You should have reviewed a minimum of 5 reputable sources for your literature review. Please keep in mind that, as you continue to work on your project paper throughout this course, you may be adding additional research sources. Keep your Literature Review updated so it is complete when you submit the complete project in Unit 9.


I have attached an introduction paper that I have completed in case you need it


Kimberly Crawford

Kaplan University


August 27, 2013

Small Cell Lung Cancer

Small cell Lung cancer (SCLC) is a deadly disease directly linked to tobacco smoking. 15-18% of lung cancers are as a result of small cell lung cancer although the incidence of this type of cancer has gone down in the recent years. It develops in the lungs and spreads very fast to other parts of the body. It may be treated by chemotherapy, a combination of radiation therapy and chemotherapy and less frequently by surgery (Sørensen et al,Pp. v120-v125). This research paper discusses the fact that small cell lung cancer is not curable but it is treatable.

As it is common in all cancers, small cell cancer is incurable in the basic sense that it cannot cure and hence remains in the part of the body where it develops or spreads to other parts of the body. The paper will dig deep into the nature, extent, duration and possible types of the damage caused by tobacco smoking on the lungs that makes it incurable. The meaning, types and duration of treatment are important aspects which will need to be focused on in this research. Several questions will need to be answered such as: Which mode of treatment is effective for the different categories of small cell lung cancer? Why do more than one type of treatment of SCLC? Which drugs are available for chemotherapy treatment? Which gender is more affected and how do they respond to treatment? What is the economic impact of treatment of SCLC to both individuals and the state of origin? Finally, the paper will draw conclusion on the best method of treatment and give recommendations on how it should be controlled (Ochi et al, 20-40).


Ochi, Nobuaki, Katsuyuki Kiura , Mitsune Tanimoto, Masahiro Tabata, Akiko Hisamoto, Eiki Ichihara, Yoshiro Fujiwara, Isao Oze, Nagio Takigawa, and Katsuyuki Hotta mail. “Treatment-Related Death in Patients with Small-Cell Lung Cancer in Phase III Trials over the Last Two Decades .” PLoS ONE 1 (2013): 20-40. Print.

Sørensen, M., E. Felip, and M. Pijls-Johannesma. “Small-cell lung cancer: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up.” Annals of Oncology 21.Issue suppl 5 (2010): Pp. v120-v125. Print.

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