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Lung Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. National Cancer Center Hospital East, Chiba, Japan



Survival: 11.1 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 4
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
   
Drugs: Gemzar
Taxotere
Country: Japan
   
City/State/Province: Chiba
   
Hospital: National Cancer Center Hospital East
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 7/2003

Description:
Patients: This Phase I/II trial involved 29 patients with recurrent non-small-cell lung cancer. The majority of patients had adenocarcinoma and were stage IV.

Treatment: The treatment consisted of two drugs, gemcitabine (gemzar) and docetaxel (taxotere).

Toxicity: Grade 4 toxicities included leucopenia and neutropenia. Other toxicities included anemia, thrombocytopenia, nausea, vomiting/diarrhea, infection, , neutropenic fever, rash, neurotoxicity, fever (no infection), AST, ALT, serum creatinine, and hyponatremia.

Results: Median survival was 11.1 months.

Correspondence: S. Niho, MD

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