Adjuvant chemotherapy and radiation therapy for elimination of residual microscopic non-small cell lung cancer.

  • Authors:
    • S E Wright
    • V R Sicola
    • H Martinez
    • E Thompson
    • D Pratt
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  • Published online on: February 1, 1999     https://doi.org/10.3892/ijo.14.2.347
  • Pages: 347-398
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Abstract

This study determined if patients with residual microscopic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) following lung resection treated with combination chemotherapy and radiation realize prolonged survival. Ten men with microscopic NSCLC following resection were given chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Four (40%) of the ten patients were disease-free at 45 months and fully functional. Only two (20%) of the patients died of recurrent lung cancer. Of patients who died of lung cancer, recurrence occurred within five months of treatment and death occurred within one year. The findings suggest combination chemotherapy and radiation therapy delay or prevent recurrence from residual microscopic NSCLC following lung resection.

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February 1999
Volume 14 Issue 2

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Wright, S., Sicola, V., Martinez, H., Thompson, E., & Pratt, D. (1999). Adjuvant chemotherapy and radiation therapy for elimination of residual microscopic non-small cell lung cancer.. International Journal of Oncology, 14, 347-398. https://doi.org/10.3892/ijo.14.2.347
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Wright, S., Sicola, V., Martinez, H., Thompson, E., Pratt, D."Adjuvant chemotherapy and radiation therapy for elimination of residual microscopic non-small cell lung cancer.". International Journal of Oncology 14.2 (1999): 347-398.
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Wright, S., Sicola, V., Martinez, H., Thompson, E., Pratt, D."Adjuvant chemotherapy and radiation therapy for elimination of residual microscopic non-small cell lung cancer.". International Journal of Oncology 14, no. 2 (1999): 347-398. https://doi.org/10.3892/ijo.14.2.347