Extensive Lung Cancer – Small Cell

November Is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month (11-6-2009)

As the month of November brings lung cancer into focus, it’s time to increase public understanding of the disease, including its prevalence, approaches to screening and prevention, treatment options, and resources that offer updated lung cancer information... Continue Reading

Thalidomide Doesn’t Benefit Patients with Small Cell Lung Cancer (07-22-2009)

Treatment with a combination of thalidomide and chemotherapy did not improve survival among patients with small cell lung cancer, and resulted in a higher risk of blood clots than treatment with chemotherapy alone. The results of this study were published... Continue Reading

VePesid®/Platinol® Remains Standard-of-care for Small Cell Lung Cancer (03-8-2009)

VePesid®/Platinol® Remains Standard-of-care for Small Cell Lung Cancer For patients diagnosed with extensive-stage small-cell lung cancer (SCLC), the standard-of-care remains the chemotherapy combination of VePesid® (etoposide) and Platinol® (cisplatin).... Continue Reading

Higher Chemotherapy Dose Intensity Does Not Improve Survival for Small Cell Lung Cancer (03-8-2009)

Higher Chemotherapy Dose Intensity Does Not Improve Survival for Small Cell Lung Cancer Increasing the dose intensity of chemotherapy does not appear to improve survival in small cell lung cancer. These results were recently published in the Journal of... Continue Reading

Gemzar® and Paraplatin® Equivalent to Platinol® and VePesid® for SCLC (03-8-2009)

Gemzar® and Paraplatin® Equivalent to Platinol® and VePesid® for SCLC A combination of Gemzar® (gemcitabine) and Paraplatin® (carboplatin) is as effective as standard Platinol® (cisplatin) and VePesid® (etoposide) for palliative treatment of... Continue Reading

Non-Platinum Chemotherapy as Effective for SCLC (10-14-2008)

Non-Platinum Chemotherapy as Effective for SCLC Chemotherapy regimens that do not contain platinum agents (Platinol and Paraplatin) appear to be just as effective as regimens that do contain platinum agents in the treatment of small cell lung cancer.... Continue Reading

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