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Lung Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. Showa University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan



Survival: 8.0 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 4
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
   
Drugs: Gemzar
Country: Japan
   
City/State/Province: Tokyo
   
Hospital: Showa University School of Medicine
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 1/2003

Description:
Patients: This Phase I study involved 21 patients with advanced (stage IIIB or IV) non-small cell lung cancer. The average age of patients was 69.

Treatment: The treatment consisted of two drugs, gemcitabine and nedaplatin.

Toxicity: Grade 4 toxicities included neutropenia and thrombocytopenia. Other toxicities (grade 3 or less) included nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, elevation of transaminase, elevation of creatinine, and infection.

Results: Median survival time was 8.0 months.

Correspondence: T. Hirose, MD

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