[Cisplatin etoposide versus cisplatin/etoposide/ifosfamide combination chemotherapy in small-cell lung cancer: a multicenter randomized controlled study. Hokkaido Study Group of Treatment for Small-Cell Lung Cancer].


Ninety-two patients with small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) were randomized to receive cisplatin (80 mg/m2, day 1)/etoposide (100 mg/m2, day 1, 3, 5) (PE) or cisplatin (80 mg/m2, day 1)/etoposide (100 mg/m2 1, 3, 5)/ifosfamide (2 g/m2, day 1, 2, 3) (PEI) combination chemotherapy. After 2 courses of chemotherapy, patients with limited disease (LD) received chest… (More)