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Lung Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. Martha-Maria City Hospital , Halle, Germany

Survival: 9.2 months
Toxicity Grade: 4
Treatments: Chemotherapy
Drugs: Taxotere
Country: Germany
City/State/Province: Halle
Hospital: Martha-Maria City Hospital
Journal: Link
Date: 11/2005

Patients: This Phase III study involved a total of 208 patients. Patients were divided into two groups: Group A had 103 patients and Group B had 105 patients. The median age for patients in Group A was 63 and there were 76 men and 27 were women. For Group B, the median age was also 63 and there 77 men and 28 women.

Treatment: The treatment for patients in Group B consisted of one chemotherapeutic drug -- docetaxel.

Toxicity: Grade 3-4 toxicities included: anemia, leukopenia, infection, neutropenia, pulmonary, and pain

Results: The median survival for Group B was 9.2 months.

Support: This study was supported by a research grant from Aventis Pharmaceuticals, a member of the Sanofi-Aventis group. Taxotere (generic name docetaxel) is manufactured by Aventis Pharmaceuticals.

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