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Standard chemotherapy provides equivalent survival rate to experimental in lung cancer patients

  • Posted: September 7, 2012

Treatment with pemetrexed, carboplatin, and bevacizumab followed by maintenance pemetrexed and bevacizumab is no better than standard therapy with paclitaxel, carboplatin, and bevacizumab followed by bevacizumab in patients with advanced non-squamous, non-small cell lung cancer, according to Northwestern University research presented at the 2012 Chicago Multidisciplinary Symposium in Thoracic Oncology. Northwestern University is home to the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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