S-1 plus irinotecan: promising alternative treatment in NSCLC

September 2008
Hem/Onc Today;9/10/2008, Vol. 9 Issue 16, p23
The article discusses research being done on the use of S-1 and irinotecan in treating non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). It references a study which appeared in the 2008 issue of "Clinical Cancer Research." The researchers conducted a phase-2 trial to determine the safety and efficacy of S-1 and irinotecan. Results showed an overall disease control rate of 71.4%. The researchers also found stable disease in 42.9% of patients and progressive disease in 21.4%.


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