Chemotherapy advances in small-cell lung cancer

Chan, Bryan A. and Coward, Jermaine I. G. (2013) Chemotherapy advances in small-cell lung cancer. Journal of Thoracic Disease, 5 SUPPL.5: S565-S578. doi:10.3978/j.issn.2072-1439.2013.07.43

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Author Chan, Bryan A.
Coward, Jermaine I. G.
Title Chemotherapy advances in small-cell lung cancer
Journal name Journal of Thoracic Disease   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2072-1439
Publication date 2013-10-01
Year available 2011
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.3978/j.issn.2072-1439.2013.07.43
Open Access Status PMC
Volume 5
Issue SUPPL.5
Start page S565
End page S578
Total pages 14
Place of publication Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Publisher Pioneer Bioscience Publishing Company
Language eng
Subject 2740 Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
Abstract Although chemotherapeutic advances have recently been heralded in lung adenocarcinomas, such success with small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) has been ominously absent. Indeed, the dismal outlook of this disease is exemplified by the failure of any significant advances in first line therapy since the introduction of the current standard platinum-etoposide doublet over 30 years ago. Moreover, such sluggish progress is compounded by the dearth of FDA-approved agents for patients with relapsed disease. However, over the past decade, novel formulations of drug classes commonly used in SCLC (e.g. topoisomerase inhibitors, anthracyclines, alkylating and platinum agents) are emerging as potential alternatives that could effectively add to the armamentarium of agents currently at our disposal. This review is introduced with an overview on the historical development of chemotherapeutic regimens used in this disease and followed by the recent encouraging advances witnessed in clinical trials with drugs such as amrubicin and belotecan which are forging new horizons for future treatment algorithms.
Keyword Small cell lung cancer (SCLC)
relapsed SCLC
Phase-Ii Trial
Thymidylate Synthase Expression
Previously Untreated Patients
Council Comparative Trial
Cisplatin Plus Etoposide
2Nd-Line Therapy
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