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Elderly Lung Cancer Patients Can Gain From Two-Drug Chemo: Study
Date:8/9/2011

lung cancer. That means that the "optimum chemotherapy regimen remains unknown" for elderly lung cancer patients, she wrote.

"Clinical trials that examine therapy for lung cancer usually include a minority of patients over 70, so that results do not provide guidance on the best treatment for this group," Reckamp explained.

But she agreed that the new French study "moves the field forward" by highlighting the apparent "dramatic improvement in survival" among elderly afforded dual-chemo treatment.

"This strongly supports doublet chemotherapy in carefully selected older individuals with NSCLC," Reckamp said. However, "the results must be balanced by a look at the increased toxicities and deaths in the combination arm. We are still in need of addition studies that evaluate older individuals with NSCLC and perform an assessment so that we might predict those who may have greater benefit or who might be at greater risk for toxicity."

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SOURCES: Elisabeth Quoix, M.D., department of chest diseases, Hopitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg, University of Strasbourg, France; Karen L Reckamp, M.D., City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duarte, Calif; Aug. 9, 2011, Lancet, online


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