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Lung Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing, China

Survival: 10.0 months
Toxicity Grade: 4
Treatments: Chemotherapy
Drugs: Pemetrexed
Country: China
City/State/Province: Beijing
Hospital: Chinese PLA General Hospital
Journal: Link
Date: 4/2010

This study involved 53 patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who had received previous platinum-based therapy. The median patient age was 52 years and 73.6% were male.

Patients in this study were treated with the chemotherapy agents pemetrexed and carboplatin or cisplatin, depending on previous treatment received.

The maximum toxicity grade reported was grade 4, which included leucopenia, neutropenia, and thrombocytopenia. The most common adverse reactions of any grade were leucopenia (49.1% of patients) and nausea/vomiting (49.1%).

The median progression-free survival was 6 months and the median overall survival was 10 months.

Correspondence: Dr. Shun-Chang Jiao; email:

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