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Lung Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. Radiation. Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States



Survival: 10.5 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 3
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
Radiation
   
Drugs: Platinol
Taxotere
Country: United States
   
City/State/Province: New Orleans, Louisiana
   
Hospital: Tulane University Health Sciences Center
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 2/2003

Description:
Patients: This study involved 19 patients with advanced (stages IIIA or IIIB) non-small cell lung cancer. The median age of patients was 60 years old.

Treatment: The treatment consisted of two chemotherapy drugs - docetaxel (taxotere) in combination with cisplatin (platinol) and thoracic radiation therapy.

Toxicity: Grade 3 toxicities included nausea/vomiting, leucopenia, anemia, diarrhea, constipation, and esophagitis.

Results: The median survival for all patients was 10.5 months.

Support: This trial was sponsored by a grant from Aventis pharmaceuticals.

Correspondence: R. Mudad, MD

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