[Comparison of intrapleural OK-432 and cisplatin for malignant pleural effusion in lung cancer patients].

Malignant pleural effusion is typical of complications in advanced lung cancer patients, most of whom complain of dyspnea. The standard treatment for symptomatic pleural effusion is intrapleural administration of a chemical agent. In Japan, OK-432, a streptococcal preparation, and cisplatin (CDDP) have been among the most frequently used chemical agents… CONTINUE READING