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Lung Cancer treatment details. Biologic therapy. Chemotherapy. Air Force Hospital, Athens, Greece



Survival: 13.3 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 5
   
Treatments: Biologic therapy
Chemotherapy
   
Drugs:
Country: Greece
   
City/State/Province: Athens
   
Hospital: Air Force Hospital
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 3/2013

Description:
Patients:
This phase 2 study involved 48 advanced or metastatic non-squamous non-small-cell lung cancer patients who had not received prior chemotherapy. The median patient age was 61 years and 77.1% were male.

Treatment:
Patients were treated with the chemotherapy agents docetaxel and cisplatin, and the biologic therapy agent bevacizumab.

Toxicities:
There was one treatment-related death due to bowel perforation and sepsis. Grade 4 neutropenia, grade 3 vomiting, and grade 2 fatigue were also reported.

Results:
The median overall survival was 13.3 months. The median progression-free survival was 4.4 months.

Correspondence: Dr. N. Kentepozidis; email: georgsec@med.uoc.gr

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