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Malignant pleural effusions (MPEs) represent a common complication of advanced malignancies. However, adequate palliation of this highly symptomatic accompaniment to cancer can be achieved in most patients by adopting the appropriate therapy. Several options are available for the treatment of MPE. Systemic therapy may control the effusion in patients whose(More)
BACKGROUND The FAST is a 2 × 2 factorial trial addressing two questions: (1) the role of replacing cisplatin (P) with a non-platinum agent, vinorelbine (N), and (2) the role of adding a third agent, ifosfamide (I), in a doublet based on gemcitabine (G). METHODS A total of 433 stage IIIB-IV non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients were randomised to one(More)
To evaluate activity and toxicity of a non platinum-based triplet including Gemcitabine, Ifosfamide and Navelbine (GIN) in advanced NSCLC. Stage IIIB/IV NSCLC patients with WHO PS < 2 and bidimensionally measurable disease entered the study. Gemcitabine 1000 mg/sqm day 1 and 1000-800 mg/sqm day 4, Ifosfamide 3 g/sqm day 1 (with Mesna), Navelbine 25 mg/sqm(More)
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