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Lung Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. Oncology Institute of Bari, Bari, Italy

Survival: 10.5 months
Toxicity Grade: 4
Treatments: Chemotherapy
Drugs: Gemzar
Country: Italy
City/State/Province: Bari
Hospital: Oncology Institute of Bari
Journal: Link
Date: 10/2002

Patients: This Phase II study involved 47 patients with advanced (stage IIIB or IV) non-small-cell lung cancer.

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

Toxicity: Toxicity included grade 3-4 neutropenia, grade 1-3 anemia, grade 1-2 and 4 thrombocytopenia, grade 3-4 alopecia, grade 3-4 asthenia, and grade 3 nausea/vomiting.

Results: Median survival was 10.5 months (11 months for the stage IIIB patients and 10 months for the stage IV patients).

Correspondence: D. Galetta, MD

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