JonathanS Posted July 24, 2003 Share Posted July 24, 2003 Hi everyone, I do not want to brew any fear here or get anyone worried, and I do not even know if I ought be saying this, but what i am about to say IS a fact, and I want to warn people.... Iressa, is approved for NSCLC, and it has shown some success in patients, however, the sucess (tumor shgrinkage rate) is between 12% - 20% of the time. After the drug was approved and on the news as a new agent showing "promise", I think many lung cancer patients have gone into their oncologists office, asking and pushing for the drug. A very normal reaction to all of the media coverage-- However, since the drug only works 12-20% of the time, wouldn't it make more sense to exhaust all other options first??? Any input is much appreciated.... Jonathan Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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