Experience of postoperative adjuvant chemotherapy of lung cancer at outpatient department

H. Notsuda, C. Endo, A. Sakurada, Y. Okada, T. Kondo

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In late years the cancer adjuvant chemotherapy shifts from an inpatient care to an outpatient treatment. For operated lung cancer patients, outpatient chemotherapy center has been working since October 2005 in our hospital. Chemotherapy regimens were carboplatin (CBDCA) + paclitaxel (PTX), CBDCA + gemcitabine (GEM), docetaxel (DTX) + tegaful-gimeracil-oteracil potassium (S-1), and GEM + vinorel bine (VRE). CBDCA was chosen instead of cisplatin (CDDP) and non-platinum doublets are also used because of less toxicity and more time saving. Adjuvant chemotherapy has been performed for a total of 25 outpatients. Twenty-two out of 25 completed chemotherapy. Neutrophilopenia was the most common toxicity and grade 3 or 4 neutrophilopenia was seen in 6 patients. Adjuvant chemotherapy of outpatients can be completed safely by the choice of a safe regimen, supportive therapy for the toxicity, and cooperation with the community medicine organization. Our chemotherapy regimen are thought to be feasible for postoperative lung cancer outpatients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1111-1115; discussion 1115--7
JournalKyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec

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