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Lung Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Taoyuan, Taipei, Taiwan Region



Survival: 12.9 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 5
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
   
Drugs:
Country: Taiwan Region
   
City/State/Province: Taipei
   
Hospital: Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Taoyuan
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 12/2008

Description:
Patients: This study involved eighty-three patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer. These patients ranged in age from 23 to 85 years of age.

Treatment: Patients were treated with chemotherapy drugs; either gemcitabine plus cisplatin or vinorelbine plus cisplatin.

Toxicity: One death occurred, in a patient taking the vinorelbine and cisplatin. The most common grade 3 or 4 toxicities were vomiting and fatigue. Grade 1 and 2 toxicities included vomiting, mucositis, diarrhea, fever, neuropathy, myalgia, edema, alopecia, changes in function of kidneys and liver.

Results: The median overall survival was 12.9 months for patients treated with gemcitabine plus cisplatin, and 9.0 months for those treated with vinorelbine plus cisplatin.

Correspondence: Dr. Chih-Hung Chen

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