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Lung Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, United States



Survival: 8.6 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 4
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
   
Drugs:
Country: United States
   
City/State/Province: Winston-Salem, NC
   
Hospital: Wake Forest University
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 6/2005

Description:
Patients: This Phase II study involved 52 patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (26 with adenocarcinoma). Twenty-seven patients were men, and twenty-five were women. The median age was 63.

Treatment: The treatment consisted of one chemotherapeutic agent: Karenitecin.

Toxicity: Grade 3-4 toxicities included neutropenia, thrombocytopenia, anemia, leukopenia, diarrhea, nausea, fatigue, and bleeding.

Results: The median overall survival was 8.6 months; patients with relapsed disease had a median survival of 10.4 months, and patients with refractory disease had a median survival of 6.0 months.

Correspondence: Antonius A. Miller, MD

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