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Lung Cancer treatment details. Biologic therapy. Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan



Survival: ?
   
Toxicity Grade: 3
   
Treatments: Biologic therapy
   
Drugs:
Country: Japan
   
City/State/Province: Sendai
   
Hospital: Tohoku University
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 7/2006

Description:
Patients: This Phase II trial involved a total of 75 patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer. There were 30 men and 45 women. Subtypes included adenocarcinoma (64 patients) and non-adenocarcinoma (11 patients). None of the patients had previous chemotherapy.

Treatment: The treatment consisted of biological therapy Iressa (Gefitinib) an oral tyrosine kinase inhibitor of the epidermal growth factor receptor.

Toxicity: Grade 3 toxicities included elevation of a hepatic enzyme.

Results: The median overall survival was not reported.

Correspondance: Akira Inoue, MD

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