Recent advances in the chemotherapy of non-small cell lung cancer

Akira Inoue, Nagahiro Saijo

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Chemotherapeutic regimens containing new anticancer agents in combination with cisplatin and carboplatin have been demonstrated to be equivalently active against advanced non-small cell lung cancer. The choice of a chemotherapeutic regimen depends on differences in time to progression, response rate, toxicity profile, cost and symptom relief. Several other strategies, such as three-drug combinations, sequential use of a third drug, weekly administration, et., have been evaluated to improve the chemotherapeutic effect. The sequencing of the human genome may permit targeting of specific abnormalities related to each lung cancer with target-based drugs. This should increase the possibility of application of individualized therapy and, we would hope, improve survival.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)299-304
Number of pages6
JournalJapanese journal of clinical oncology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Sept 8
Externally publishedYes


  • Chemotherapy
  • Non-small cell lung cancer
  • Target-based therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cancer Research


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