A Study on the Long-term Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Survivors in the Expand Access Program of Gefitinib in China.
Summary of "A Study on the Long-term Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Survivors in the Expand Access Program of Gefitinib in China."
The Expand Access Program (EAP) of Iressa(gefitinib, ZD1839) in China was initiated in 2001 with the aim of providing gefitinib to non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients who failed to respond to standard treatment or who could not tolerate chemotherapy. The primary objective was to describe the quality of life (QoL), tumor control status, drug safety, and clinical/genomic features of active long-term survivors enrolled in the EAP. The secondary objective was to determine the clinical characteristics of long-term survivors in the EAP program.
Department of Respiratory Diseases, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Peking Union Medical College and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, 100730 Beijing, 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/22681919
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3779/j.issn.1009-3419.2012.06.03
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Malignant neoplasm arising from the epithelium of the BRONCHI. It represents a large group of epithelial lung malignancies which can be divided into two clinical groups: SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER and NON-SMALL-CELL LUNG CARCINOMA.
Small Cell Lung Carcinoma
A form of highly malignant lung cancer that is composed of small ovoid cells (SMALL CELL CARCINOMA).
Hiv Long-term Survivors
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Carcinoma, Non-small-cell Lung
A heterogeneous aggregate of at least three distinct histological types of lung cancer, including SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA; ADENOCARCINOMA; and LARGE CELL CARCINOMA. They are dealt with collectively because of their shared treatment strategy.
Insurance, Long-term Care
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