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Lung Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. Kinki University School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan



Survival: 14.2 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 4
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
   
Drugs:
Country: Japan
   
City/State/Province: Osaka
   
Hospital: Kinki University School of Medicine
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 2/2012

Description:
Patients:
This study involved 55 elderly non-small-cell lung cancer patients who had not received prior chemotherapy. The median patient age was 76 years (range of 71 to 86) and 37 were male.

Treatment:
Patients were treated with the chemotherapy agents carboplatin and gemcitabine.

Toxicities:
The most severe toxicities were grade 4 neutropenia, thrombocytopenia, and leucopenia. Loss of appetite and fatigue were also reported.

Results:
The median overall survival was 14.2 months.

Correspondence: Dr. Takayasu Kurata; email: t-kurata@med.kindai.ac.jp

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