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Lung Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. St. Vincent's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, Uijeongbu City, Kyungki Province, Korea



Survival: 9.9 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 4
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
   
Drugs:
Country: Korea
   
City/State/Province: Uijeongbu City, Kyungki Province
   
Hospital: St. Vincent's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 9/2010

Description:
Patients:
This study involved 25 small-cell lung cancer patients who were in their second line of therapy after failing to respond to or progressed after prior treatment. The median age of the group was 62 years and 84% were male.

Treatment:
Patients in this study were administered a chemotherapy agent called belotecan, which blocks cancer cell growth by inhibiting DNA replication.

Toxicities:
The highest reported level of toxicity was grade 4, which was most commonly neutropenia (60% of patients). Grade 2 alopecia, anorexia, and fatigue were also reported.

Results:
The median overall survival reported for this study was 9.9 months.

Correspondence: Dr. Kwan Hyoung Kim; email: kwan.kim@catholic.ac.kr

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