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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

Description:
Patients:
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.

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

Toxicities:
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%).

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

Correspondence: Dr. Shun-Chang Jiao; email: jiaosc2009@126.com

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