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Lung Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. Bellaria Hospital, Bologna, Italy



Survival: 9.8 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 4
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
   
Drugs: Gemzar
Country: Italy
   
City/State/Province: Bologna
   
Hospital: Bellaria Hospital
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 6/2006

Description:
Patients: This Phase II trial involved a total of 117 patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer. There were 98 men and 19 women. Seventy-nine patients had stage IV disease and 39 patients had stage IIIB disease.

Treatment: The treatment consisted of the chemotherapy drug gemcitabine. (Some patients received 50 mg/min and some received 10 mg/min.)

Toxicity: Grade 3-4 toxicities included hematological, gastrointestinal, neurological, hepatic, and cardiovascular.

Results: The median overall survival for all patients (regardless of dosing schedule) was 9.8 months.

Correspondance: Dr. Federico Cappuzzo

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