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Cisplatin-carboplatin therapy in extensive non-small cell lung cancer: a Cancer and Leukemia Group B study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2177346     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The response to cisplatin in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is limited by the renal and neurological toxicities of this agent. Carboplatin has modest activity in NSCLC and when given in conventional doses has a different spectrum of toxicity. Both drugs were administered to 76 eligible patients with advanced NSCLC. No patient had been previously treated with chemotherapy. Cisplatin 50 mg/m2 and carboplatin 350 mg/m2 were administered every 28 days until disease progression occurred. There was 1 complete response and the overall response rate among the 68 evaluable for response patients was 13%. Neither histological subtype nor initial performance status was a significant factor influencing response. Median survival was 5.1 months with significant differences based on initial performance status but not on histological subtype. Severe or life-threatening leukopenia and thrombocytopenia occurred in 23% and 36% of the 76 patients, respectively. There were 2 toxic deaths, 1 each due to infection and haemorrhage. The efficacy of this combination is not different from that of carboplatin alone, and the combination may be of greater benefit in patients with more responsive tumours than NSCLC.
H Kreisman; M Goutsou; C Modeas; S L Graziano; M E Costanza; M R Green
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of cancer (Oxford, England : 1990)     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0959-8049     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Cancer     Publication Date:  1990  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-03-06     Completed Date:  1991-03-06     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9005373     Medline TA:  Eur J Cancer     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1057-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Pulmonary Division, Sir Mortimer B. Davis-Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use*,  toxicity
Carboplatin / administration & dosage,  toxicity
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung / drug therapy*,  mortality
Cisplatin / administration & dosage,  toxicity
Drug Evaluation
Lung Neoplasms / drug therapy*,  mortality
Middle Aged
Grant Support
Reg. No./Substance:
15663-27-1/Cisplatin; 41575-94-4/Carboplatin

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