Teniposide as single drug therapy for elderly patients affected by small cell lung cancer.

@article{Tummarello1992TeniposideAS,
  title={Teniposide as single drug therapy for elderly patients affected by small cell lung cancer.},
  author={Diego Tummarello and Pierpaolo Isidori and Felice Pasini and Gianluigi Cetto and Riccardo Cellerino},
  journal={European journal of cancer},
  year={1992},
  volume={28A 6-7},
  pages={1081-4}
}
From January 1987 to December 1990, 26/105 previously untreated patients affected by small cell lung cancer (SCLC), not suitable for intensive SCLC treatment since 19 of them were older than 70 years and 7 suffered from severe chronic diseases, received induction therapy consisting of teniposide alone, 60 mg/m2 on days 1-5, every 3 weeks until disease progression. After a minimum of two courses, 24 patients were evaluable for response: 13 with limited disease (LD) and 11 with extensive disease… CONTINUE READING