Anemia profiles in patients with lung cancer: what have we learned from the European Cancer Anaemia Survey (ECAS)?

@article{Kosmidis2005AnemiaPI,
  title={Anemia profiles in patients with lung cancer: what have we learned from the European Cancer Anaemia Survey (ECAS)?},
  author={Paris A. Kosmidis and Maciej Jerzy Krzakowski},
  journal={Lung cancer},
  year={2005},
  volume={50 3},
  pages={401-12}
}
The often-aggressive therapy, including platinum-based regimens, required to treat lung cancer patients results in a significant risk for anemia in this population. Results of the recent European Cancer Anaemia Survey (ECAS) showed that, at enrollment, 37.6% (753/2002) of lung cancer patients were anemic; rates by cancer treatment were 50.0% on concomitant chemotherapy/radiotherapy, 39.0% on chemotherapy, 31.7% on radiotherapy, 38.6% on combination treatment, and 30.7%, on no treatment. At… CONTINUE READING
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