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Lung Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. University General Hospital of Alexandroupolis, Alexandroupolis, Greece



Survival: 3.1 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 3
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
   
Drugs:
Country: Greece
   
City/State/Province: Alexandroupolis
   
Hospital: University General Hospital of Alexandroupolis
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 9/2010

Description:
Patients:
This study involved 31 small-cell lung cancer patients with a median age of 64 years and 90.3% were male. All patients were in early relapse after previous chemotherapy.

Treatment:
Patients in this study received a combination of two common chemotherapy agents, pegylated liposomal doxorubicin and irinotecan.

Toxicities:
The highest toxicity level reported in this study was grade 3, which was most commonly fatigue (22.6% of patients). Other reported toxicities were alopecia (48.4% with grade 1 and 2) and anemia (83.9% with grade 1-3).

Results:
The median overall survival reported for this study was 3.16 months.

Correspondence: Dr. Vassilis Georgoulias; email: georgsec@med.uoc.gr

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