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Lung Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. International Medical Center of Japan, Tokyo, Japan



Survival: 12.0 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 4
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
   
Drugs: Camptosar
Platinol
Country: Japan
   
City/State/Province: Tokyo
   
Hospital: International Medical Center of Japan
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 12/2005

Description:
Patients: This Phase I/II study involved 77 patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer. All patients had not received previous chemotherapy. 56 were men and 21 were women. Ages ranged from 36 to 75 and the median age was 64. Most of the patients had adenocarcinoma Stage IV.

Treatment: The treatment consisted of two chemotherapy agents - irinotecan and cisplatin.

Toxicity: Grade 4 toxicities included leukopenia, neutropenia, and thrombocytopenia. Other side effects included gastrointestinal toxicity.

Results: The median survival was 12 months.

Correspondence: Dr. Y. Takeda

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