Guest Jonathan Posted May 29, 2003 Share Posted May 29, 2003 I want everyone on here to know that the new drug CPT-11 camptosar is one of the most promising and effective drugs in geting a response out of small cell lung cancer. Studies are continuously showing that first line therpay using cisplain with CPT-11 is showing greater response rates and better overall survival than cisplatin and etoposide, which is the standard first line treatment today. However, even thought he trails are still going on many oncologists are beginning to use this regmine as thir new first line anyway, even without approval. Many are giving it on an off trial basis for first line therapy anyway, because they know the studies are continuously showing greater and more prolonged response rates. Also, as I realize many of you have already had or begun your first line treatment, they are also using it as second or third line treatment with small cell lung cancer. The only difference is that they are not giving it with cisplatin, they are giving it with gemzar. This is a trial going on in many different places, and it looks very promising to me. So you may want to ask your oncologists about giving CPT-11 with gemzar if God forbid your current therapy is fails you. hang in there guys- I'm workin hard to find new things and hope for all of you. Best wishes for a cure to you all- Jonathan email@example.com Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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