Ninety-two patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer were treated with a combination chemotherapy regimen containing cisplatin, vindesine, and etoposide. Eighteen patients (20%) achieved major responses to therapy (three complete responders and 15 partial responders). Response rates were similar in each histologic subtype. Initial performance status was an important determinant of response; 42% of the patients with a Karnofsky performance status ≥70% responded versus 5% of those with a performance status <50%. The median duration of partial response was 21 weeks; complete responders had a median response duration of 50 weeks. The median survival for the entire group was 23.5 weeks. Toxicity with this regimen was acceptable; myelosuppression was the major toxic effect and was severe in only 10% of the patients. This regimen produced response rates comparable to those reported with other combinations containing cisplatin. Survival advantage in patients receiving this treatment is not established.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Cancer treatment reports|
|State||Published - 1986|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research