Research Services PMR

Treatment methods applied to patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer in Poland

  • Industry

    Oncology treatment methods

  • Geographical coverage


  • Client type

    Pharmaceutical manufacturer

  • Delivery time

    4 weeks

Research Project - medical and pharmaceutical market

Client's need

The purpose of the project was to identify treatment methods and algorithms applied by Polish clinical oncologists to patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer. As part of the project also the availability and application of modern drug treatments for patients with this type of lung cancer were examined. Moreover, the availability and types of the biomarker tests applied were analysed. The research project was part of an international study covering several countries worldwide.

Our deliverables

In accordance with the client's guidelines we carried out a number of in-depth telephone interviews with oncologists dealing with patients suffering from lung cancer. During the interviews the following issues, among others, were discussed:

  • Patient assessment and diagnosis methods,
  • Biomarker test use,
  • Methods of selecting treatment for patients,
  • Maintenance treatment of lung cancer patients.
Thanks to the PMR Medical Panel, used by PMR in projects concerning the medical and pharmaceutical sector, doctors were recruited in a fast and efficient manner and the interviews were conducted at times convenient for them.

Value for the client

The research provided the client with data on the methods of treatment of patients with non-small-cell lung cancer, available treatments and barriers in applying some of them.  The information obtained in this way will enable the client to adapt its products to the doctors' expectations and to the healthcare financing system in the countries examined.

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