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Weekly Versus 3-Weekly Docetaxel Plus Cisplatin for Advanced NSCLC

2014-08-27 03:45:01 | BioPortfolio

Summary

To evaluate the toxicity and efficacy of docetaxel and cisplatin combination on two schedules in patients with previously untreated, advanced NSCLC.

Description

The combination of docetaxel 75 mg/m2 and cisplatin 60-80 mg/m2 administered every 3 weeks is one of the most commonly used chemotherapy regimen in Korea for the first-line treatment of advanced NSCLC. Although the 3-weekly regimen is active and tolerated, it is associated with a significant incidence of severe neutropenia, often complicated by fever. Therefore, there has been increasing interest in the use of a weekly administration of docetaxel as a way of reducing its hematologic toxicity. We designed this randomized phase II trial to evaluate the safety profile and antitumor activity of two different schedules of docetaxel plus cisplatin given as first-line therapy in patients with advanced NSCLC.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Intervention

Docetaxel

Location

Gachon University Gil Medical Center
Incheon
Korea, Republic of
405 760

Status

Completed

Source

Gachon University Gil Medical Center

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:45:01-0400

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