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Importance of dose intensity in treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer in the elderly

In South Asian Journal of Cancer
By: Prasad N.
Contributor(s): Bakshi A | Ranade AA | Hingmire S | Deshmukh C | purvish1@gmail.com | Parikh P.
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticleSeries: Vol 1 Issues 1.Publisher: 2012Description: 9-15.Subject(s): chemotherapy, prolonged infusion, medical oncologist, response rate | DDC classification: Online resources: Click here to access online In: South Asian Journal of CancerSummary: Maintaining appropriate dose intensity is important not only in the curative setting but also in treatment with palliative intent. We evaluated the outcome of advanced non small cell lung cancer treated with doublet platinum based chemotherapy. Outcome was compared between patients treated by medical oncologists at a tertiary cancer center and those treated by non medical oncologists in the community. The dose intensity, overall response rate and overall survival was significantly better when patients were treated by trained qualified and experienced medical oncologists. Hence, even in the palliative setting, cancer directed systemic therapy will yield maximum benefit for the patients when treated by medical oncologists.
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Maintaining appropriate dose intensity is important not only in the curative setting but also in treatment with palliative intent. We evaluated the outcome of advanced non small cell lung cancer treated with doublet platinum based chemotherapy. Outcome was compared between patients treated by medical oncologists at a tertiary cancer center and those treated by non medical oncologists in the community. The dose intensity, overall response rate and overall survival was significantly better when patients were treated by trained qualified and experienced medical oncologists. Hence, even in the palliative setting, cancer directed systemic therapy will yield maximum benefit for the patients when treated by medical oncologists.

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