Twenty-six previously treated patients with refractory small cell lung cancer (SCLC) were entered into a Hoosier Oncology Group phase II trial of daily oral etoposide 50 mg/m2/d. Twenty-five patients had prior exposure to cisplatin plus etoposide, and 14 of the 26 patients (54%) had prior therapy with CAV (cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, and vincristine). Nonhematologic toxicity was mild; the dose-limiting toxicity was granulocytopenia. One complete response and five partial responses were seen (duration, 6 to 20 weeks), for an overall response rate of 23%. We conclude that daily oral etoposide is a well-tolerated and easily administered drug in refractory SCLC and has definite therapeutic activity.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Seminars in oncology|
|Issue number||1 SUPPL. 2|
|State||Published - Feb 1990|
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