Journal article

Multicenter randomized, open-label phase II trial of sequential erlotinib and gemcitabine compared with gemcitabine monotherapy as first-line therapy in elderly or ECOG PS two patients with advanced NSCLC

Michael Michael, Shane C White, Ehtesham Abdi, Louise Nott, Phillip Clingan, Allan Zimet, Peter Button, Daniel Gregory, Benjamin Solomon, Alexander Dobrovic, Hongdo Do, Stephen Clarke

Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology | WILEY | Published : 2015

Abstract

AIM: The potential beneficial interaction between erlotinib and chemotherapy may require sequencing or pharmacodynamic separation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and tolerance of sequential erlotinib and gemcitabine versus gemcitabine monotherapy as first-line therapy in elderly or ECOG PS-2 patients with advanced non-small cell lung carcinoma. METHODS: The primary objective of this multicenter randomized Phase II study was progression-free survival (PFS). Secondary objectives were overall response rate (ORR), disease control rate, response duration, overall survival and safety. Patients were randomized to either gemcitabine (1250 mg/m2 Day 1, 8 q28 days) followed by erlo..

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