Fifty-one patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer were treated on a Hoosier Oncology Group protocol with an aggressive, high-dose cisplatin combination chemotherapy regimen. All patients had a Karnofsky performance status of 80% or higher and had no prior chemotherapy. The drug regimen consisted of cisplatin 30 mg/m2 days one through five, etoposide 40 mg/m2 days one through five, and vinblastine 5 mg/m2 day one. Therapy was given every three weeks for a total of three courses. Forty-five patients were evaluable for response and an objective response was seen in 15 patients (33%) with only one complete responder. The median duration of response was 16.5 weeks. The median survival for the entire group was 29.0 weeks. Toxicity was moderately severe with two treatment-related deaths (4%). Despite an aggressive chemotherapy regimen in a favorable patient population, there was no obvious evidence of a major therapeutic value.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||American Journal of Clinical Oncology: Cancer Clinical Trials|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1991|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research