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Lung Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. S.G. Moscati Hospital, Avellino, Italy



Survival: 9.4 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 5
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
   
Drugs:
Country: Italy
   
City/State/Province: Avellino
   
Hospital: S.G. Moscati Hospital
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 5/2012

Description:
Patients:
This study involved small-cell lung cancer patients who were divided into two separate treatment groups. Group A had 328 patients with a median age of 67 years and 77.7% male. Group B had 335 patients with a median age of 66 years and 77.9% male.

Treatment:
Patients in group A were treated with the chemotherapy agent cisplatin.

Patients in group B were treated with the chemotherapy agent carboplatin.

Toxicities:
Treatment-related deaths due to unspecified causes were reported in group A. Grade 3 or higher neutropenia and leucopenia were also reported.

Treatment-related deaths due to unspecified causes were reported in group B. Grade 3 or higher neutropenia and leucopenia were also reported.

Results:
The median overall survival for groups A and B was 9.6 and 9.4 months, respectively.

Correspondence: Dr. Antonio Rossi; email: arossi_it@yahoo.it

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