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Has anyone had success on Alimta?


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I can speak from the perspective of a treating doc. The studies show that alimta has as good a response rate and survival as any drug for previously treated patients (others that have looked favorable are tarceva and taxotere), and actually better than most.

I would say that most practicing oncologist I've had significant discussions with feel that alimta is one of the agents with an often very nice balance of mild side effects vs. good activity (at least the best we've been able to do). I have seen a bunch of patients with tumor shrinkage and far more with minimal shrinkage or stable disease that has lasted for several months and been very well tolerated during that time.

There are also some descriptions of alimta experiences for lung cancer on my website:


I hope that helps.

-Dr. West

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