publication . Review . 2010

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

Rafii, S;
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  • Published: 30 Jul 2010 Journal: Lung Cancer: Targets and Therapy (issn: 1179-2728, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Dove Press
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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