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Lung Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, United States



Survival: 11.0 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 4
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
   
Drugs:
Country: United States
   
City/State/Province: New York, NY
   
Hospital: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 2/2008

Description:
Patients: This study involved 40 patients with stage IV non-small cell lung cancer. There were similar numbers of women (21) and men (19). Their median age was 70, ranging from 43-84 years of age.

Treatment: Patients were treated with albumin-bound paclitaxel. This form of paclitaxel dissolves easier and is less likely to cause the immune system to overreact to it, thus reducing the need for antihistamine and corticosteroid treatments.

Toxicity: The most common grade 3 toxicity was neutropenia, leukopenia, sensory neuropathy, fatigue, and diarrhea. Grade 4 neutropenia was reported in 5% of patients.

Result: The median overall survival was 11 months.

Support: This research was supported by Abraxis BioScience, which markets this form of paclitaxel as ABRAXANEŽ.

Correspondence: Dr. Naiyer A. Rizvi

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