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Lung Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy

Survival: 11.0 months
Toxicity Grade: 4
Treatments: Chemotherapy
Drugs: Taxol
Country: Italy
City/State/Province: Rome
Hospital: San Filippo Neri Hospital
Journal: Link
Date: 5/2005

Patients: This Phase II study involved 58 patients (44 men, 14 women) with platinum-refractory non-small-cell lung cancer. The median age was 60 years. Forty patients had two or more metastatic sites.

Treatment: The treatment consisted of two chemotherapeutic drugs: paclitaxel and celecoxib.

Toxicities: Grade 1-4 toxicities include neutropenia, leukopenia, and diarrhea. Grade 1-3 toxicities included peripheral neuropathy, allergies, and fatigue.

Results: The median survival time was 11 months.

Correspondence: Professor Giampietro Gasparini, MD.

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