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Lung Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. Technische Universität, III. Medizinische Klinik, München, Germany

Survival: 4.3 months
Toxicity Grade: 3
Treatments: Chemotherapy
Country: Germany
City/State/Province: München
Hospital: Technische Universität, III. Medizinische Klinik
Journal: Link
Date: 6/2008

Patients: This phase II study involved 21 patients with advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer. They had all received treatment for their cancer before entering this study. There were 15 men and 6 women, ranging in age from 42 to 75 years old.

Treatment: Patients were treated with the chemotherapy drug plitidepsin.

Toxicity: Grade 3 toxicities included pneumonia, pulmonary edema, dyspnea (shortness of breath), hypersensitivity (allergic reaction), hypertension, and partial seizures. Grade 3 anemia was reported in one patient. No patient experienced leucopenia or neutropenia of any grade.

Results: The median overall survival was 4.3 months.

Correspondence: Dr. Christian Peschel

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