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Low Dose Weekly Docetaxel Versus Pemetrexed in Previously Treated Advanced Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer

2014-08-27 03:18:20 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Docetaxel and pemetrexed have been validated for previously treated advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC); however, tolerability is a concern with the docetaxel (tri-weekly 75 mg/m2 schedule). The investigators conducted this study to compare the efficacy and toxicity of weekly low-dose docetaxel versus tri-weekly pemetrexed for previously treated advanced NSCLC.

Description

We have been following a schedule of weekly low dose docetaxel (30 mg/m2 on days 1 and 8 every 3 weeks; 60 mg/m2 accumulated dose for each cycle) at our hospital in an effort to achieve better tolerability. We therefore performed an exploratory study, by statistical analyses, to investigate the efficacy and toxicity of such a low dose docetaxel schedule compared to that of pemetrexed in patients with NSCLC who have failed previous chemotherapy.

Study Design

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

Conditions

Non Small Cell Lung Cancer

Intervention

docetaxel, pemetrexed

Location

Chang Gung Memorial Hospital
Taipei
Taiwan
10507

Status

Completed

Source

Chang Gung Memorial Hospital

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:18:20-0400

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