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BACKGROUND First-line chemotherapy for advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is usually limited to four to six cycles. Maintenance therapy can delay progression and prolong survival. The oral epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine-kinase inhibitor erlotinib has proven efficacy and tolerability in second-line NSCLC. We designed the phase 3,(More)
8001 Background: Erlotinib (E), a small-molecule EGFR TKI, is proven to extend survival versus placebo (P) in 2nd/3rd-line advanced NSCLC. The phase III SATURN study (BO18192) was initiated to evaluate E as maintenance therapy after standard 1st-line platinum-based chemotherapy (CT) in advanced NSCLC. METHODS Patients with no evidence of disease(More)
Patients with Type 1 (insulin-dependent) and Type 2 (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes mellitus are at increased risk of developing atherosclerotic vascular diseases. A variety of lipoprotein abnormalities have been described as being associated with this increased risk. In this study, apo(a) isoform frequencies and lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] concentrations were(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy and safety of dulanermin combined with paclitaxel and carboplatin (PC) and bevacizumab (PCB) as first-line treatment for advanced or recurrent non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with squamous NSCLC and/or CNS metastases received PC every 3 weeks alone (arm 1) or with dulanermin 8 mg/kg for 5(More)
OBJECTIVE The efficacy of cisplatin-vinorelbine chemotherapy (CT) in NSCLC is well established. In this retrospective data analysis, haematological safety and tolerability, furthermore the effects of cisplatin-vinorelbine combination on patients' quality of life (QoL) are examined by reviewing the clinical data of NSCLC patients in a retrospective manner.(More)
INTRODUCTION Avastin Biomarkers In lunG And 3D Innovative anaLysis (ABIGAIL), which is a phase II, open-label, randomized study, investigated correlations between biomarkers and best overall response to bevacizumab plus platinum-doublet chemotherapy for patients with advanced/recurrent non-small-cell lung cancer. METHODS Patients received bevacizumab (7.5(More)
BACKGROUND Treatment options after first-line chemotherapy are limited in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Belagenpumatucel-L is a therapeutic vaccine comprised of 4 transforming growth factor (TGF)-β2-antisense gene-modified, irradiated, allogeneic NSCLC cell lines that may be useful for maintenance after initial treatment. METHODS Stage III/IV NSCLC(More)
INTRODUCTION A phase I/II study was performed to assess the efficacy and toxicity of a new oral taxane in patients with recurrent, advanced Non-small Cell Lung Cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients who were treated with one prior, taxane free chemotherapy regimen, were eligible for this study. A single oral dose of DJ-927 (27 mg/m) was given every 3(More)
Background: Tumor EGFR and KRas mutations are both predictive and prognostic biomarkers in patients with advanced NSCLC. We analyzed the correlation between these biomarkers and treatment outcomes in a phase III trial of 3 rd /4 th line sorafenib in patients with NSCLC. Methods: The global, randomized, placebo-controlled MISSION trial enrolled 703 patients(More)