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Objective: To investigate the effect of Chanyubaoyuan decoction on the survival time for the pa- tients with advanced-stage NSCLC. Methods: A prospective cohort method was employed. The advanced-stage (stage Ⅲb and Ⅳ) NSCLC patients were recruited. Those in the Chinese-western medicine (CWM) treatment group (102 patients) were treated by Chanyubaoyuan Decoction as well as basic treatment of the chemotherapy. While those in the control group (294 patients) were treated only with basic chemotherapy during the corresponding period (2005-2010). The survival time of CWM group was compared with the control group. The adverse effects of treatment were observed simultaneously after treatment of two groups. Results: The median survival times of the CWM group and the control group were 14 months vs 5 months (P < 0.001). One, two, three-year survival rates of two groups were 69.89%, 43.01%, 29.78% vs 17.48%, 8.63%, 4.31% respectively. The hematologic toxicity and weight loss were significant in the control group while the hemato- logic improvement was found in the CWM group after treatment. Conclusion: The survival time of the patients with advanced-stage NSCLC was increased after the treatment with Chanyubaoyuan decoction.