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Lung Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea



Survival: 5.2 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 3
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
   
Drugs:
Country: Korea
   
City/State/Province: Seoul
   
Hospital: Yonsei University College of Medicine
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 6/2007

Description:
Patients: This phase II study involved 21 patients with stage IIIB/IV recurrent or metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer. All had received prior chemotherapy including gefitinib. The median age was 56 years old. Eleven of the patients had never smoked.

Treatment: All patients were treated with the chemotherapy drug erlotinib.

Toxicity: Grade 3 skin rash and vomiting were reported in one and two patients, respectively. The most common adverse event was grade 1/2 skin rash.

Results: The median overall survival was 158 days (5.2 months).

Correspondence: Dr. Joo Hang Kim

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