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Lung Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. Radiation. University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, United States



Survival: 14.8 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 5
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
Radiation
   
Drugs: Platinol
Taxol
Country: United States
   
City/State/Province: Chicago, Illinois
   
Hospital: University of Chicago Medical Center
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 10/2002

Description:
Patients: This Phase II study involved a total of 175 patients with stage III non-small cell lung cancer. Patients were divided into three groups. Group A contained 62 patients. Group B contained 58 patients. Group C contained 55 patients.

Treatment: Patients in Group B were administered two chemotherapy drugs cisplatin (platinol) and paclitaxel (taxol), plus chest radiotherapy.

Toxicity: Two patients in Group B died of treatment-related causes (renal failure and infection). Grade 4 toxicities included hematological and vomiting.

Results: Median survival for patients in Group B was 14.8 months.

Correspondence: Everett E. Vokes, MD

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