Is adjuvant chemotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer here to stay?

Warke, T. J.
September 2005
Thorax;Sep2005, Vol. 60 Issue 9, p729
Academic Journal
The article presents information on a study published in the "New England Journal of Medicine," regarding adjuvant chemotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer. In this study patients with completely resected stage II non-small cell lung cancer were randomised to either adjuvant chemotherapy with vinorelbine and cisplatin or to observation. The primary end point was overall median survival which was significantly prolonged in the chemotherapy group. Side effects from chemotherapy were seen in many patients, but in comparable numbers to other reports--there were two deaths and febrile neutropenia was documented in 7%.


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