Sabato, 20 Ottobre 2018

Chemo most effective treatment for lung cancer, study shows


Milan, July 22 - An Italian study released Monday
suggests that traditional chemotherapy is the most effective
treatment for most cases of lung cancer.
The study, which was published in the Lancet Oncology
journal of medicine, shows that for 90% of lung tumors that are
not small-celled, standard chemo is more effective than
expensive alternatives that target only sick cells such as a
treatment known as erlotinib.
"We assessed the efficacy of erlotinib compared with a
standard second-line chemotherapy in such patients," said the
research, which was conducted by the Oncology department of
Milan's Fatebenefratelli hospital and led by Marina Garassino.
The team said its research could improve cancer treatment
as well as reduce public health costs.

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