publication . Review . Article . Other literature type . 2010

The role of maintenance pemetrexed in the treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer

Rafii, Saeed; Cullen, Michael H;
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  • Published: 29 Jul 2010 Journal: Lung Cancer: Targets and Therapy (issn: 1179-2728, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Dove Press
Abstract
Saeed Rafii, Michael H CullenDepartment of Medical Oncology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, University Hospital Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TH, United KingdomAbstract: Until recently, the weight of evidence has supported the discontinuation of ­chemotherapy in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) after 4–6 cycles of induction therapy. This allows patients with limited life expectancy a “treatment holiday.” A minority of cases then go on to receive second-line therapy, although many deteriorate rapidly and never receive further active treatment. There has been renewed interest in the concept of maintenance from ...
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free text keywords: Targets and Therapy [Lung Cancer], Oncology, Toxicity, Pemetrexed, medicine.drug, medicine, Erlotinib, Lung cancer, medicine.disease, Chemotherapy, medicine.medical_treatment, Progression-free survival, medicine.medical_specialty, Life expectancy, business.industry, business, Discontinuation, Internal medicine, Original Research
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publication . Review . Article . Other literature type . 2010

The role of maintenance pemetrexed in the treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer

Rafii, Saeed; Cullen, Michael H;