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This proposed trial will investigate the combination of amrubicin and carboplatin in the first-line treatment of patients with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer (ES- SCLC). Since myelosuppression is the most common toxicity produced by this drug combination, pegfilgrastim will be administered with each treatment cycle. This trial will be the first clinical trial to evaluate a combination of amrubicin and carboplatin in the first-line treatment of ES SCLC in a U.S. population.
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Extensive-Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer
Amrubicin, Carboplatin, Pegfilgrastim
Florida Cancer Specialists
Sarah Cannon Research Institute
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:15:36-0400
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