SMALL-CELL CARCINOMA OF THE LUNG - TREATMENT IN THE COMMUNITY

Citation
Ch. Diggs et al., SMALL-CELL CARCINOMA OF THE LUNG - TREATMENT IN THE COMMUNITY, Cancer, 69(8), 1992, pp. 2075-2083
Citations number
20
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Journal title
CancerACNP
ISSN journal
0008-543X
Volume
69
Issue
8
Year of publication
1992
Pages
2075 - 2083
Database
ISI
SICI code
0008-543X(1992)69:8<2075:SCOTL->2.0.ZU;2-K
Abstract
The results of nonprotocol treatment of 232 patients with small cell l ung cancer seen by a group of community-based medical oncologists over a 13-year period were evaluated. Factors associated with improved sur vival also were assessed. The following patient characteristics signif icantly improved survival: limited stage of disease at diagnosis, trea tment of extensive (but not limited) disease with regimens including e toposide and cisplatin, tumor resection, age younger than 70 years, ra diation therapy to the chest, and female sex (extensive disease only). Comparison of the data from this study with published results of prot ocol studies showed similar outcomes.