Efficacy of Pemetrexed as Second-line Therapy or Beyond in Patients with Advanced Non-small Cell Lung Cancer.
Summary of "Efficacy of Pemetrexed as Second-line Therapy or Beyond in Patients with Advanced Non-small Cell Lung Cancer."
Pemetrexed is a standard second-line therapy in advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Currently, cytotoxic treatments beyond second-line therapy are not available. This study evaluated the efficacy and safety of pemetrexed as a salvage regimen in heavily pretreated patients with NSCLC.
Cancer Institute and Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100021, China.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Zhongguo fei ai za zhi = Chinese journal of lung cancer
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22429582
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3779/j.issn.1009-3419.2012.03.08
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