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Lung Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. Radiation. Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minnesota, United States

Survival: 15.0 months
Toxicity Grade: 5
Treatments: Chemotherapy
Drugs: Platinol
Country: United States
City/State/Province: Rochester, Minnesota
Hospital: Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation
Journal: Link
Date: 10/2002

Patients: This Phase III study involved 234 patients with stage III non-small-cell lung cancer. Patients were divided into two groups: Group A (117 patients) and Group B (117 patients).

Treatment: For patients in Group A, the treatment consisted of chemotherapy, etoposide (vepesid) and cisplatin (platinol) plus radiotherapy (30 Gray in 20 fractions 2 times a day).

Toxicity: In Group A, 2 patients died of acute toxicity (renal failure and cardiac problems). Other toxicities included grade 3-4 leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, nausea, vomiting, esophagitis, pneumonitis, and dyspnea.

Results: Median survival time for patients in Group A was 15 months.

Correspondence: Steven E. Schild, MD

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