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Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski, Gospodin Iliev
ISSN: 1312 773X (Online)
Issue: 2008, vol. 14, book 1
Subject Collection: Medicine
Page: 51-54
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.14-1-2010.51
Online date: September 24, 2008

J of IMAB 2008; 14(1):51-54
Deyan Davidov
Department of chemotherapy, Oncological center, Medical University, Pleven,Bulgaria

Background: A platinum- based doublets with a third- generation agents /Gemcitabine, Vinorelbine/ represent the standard first- line treatment for advanced patients with non- small- cell lung cancer /NSCLC/ and good performance status. Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the two commonly used newer platinum- based regimes in response rate and survival. Methods: In the period 2005- 2007 ninety- four inoperable patients with NSCLC entered the study. The treatment schedule consist of Gemcitabine 1250 mg/m2 day 1 and 8 and cis- Platinum 80 mg/m2 with hydratation day 1- 46 patients /arm GP/ and Vinorelbine 30 mg/m2 day 1 and 8 and cis- Platinum 80 mg/m2 with hydratation day 1- 48 patients /arm VP/, every 21 days. Results: Overall response rate was 39% for GP and 32% for VP. Median survival was 10,3 and 9,8 months respectively. Neutropenia was significantly higher in arm VP as was thrombocytopenia on the GP arm. Conclusions: That data suggest that both regimes remain reasonable choices for patients with advanced NSCLC with slight prevalence of GP.

Key words: Gemcitabine, Vinorelbine, Non- small- cell lung cancer, Response rate, Survival.

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Please cite this article as: Davidov D. GEMCITABINE / PLATINUM VS. VINORELBINE- PLATINUM IN PATIENTS WITH ADVANCED NON- SMALL- CELL LUNG CANCER. J of IMAB 2008; 14(1):51-54. DOI: 10.5272/jimab.14-1-2010.51

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