Background: As the incidence of lung cancer in the elderly is increasing worldwide, there exists a need to develop a clinically effective, less toxic therapy for this patient population. Although erlotinib has shown proven effectiveness against non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), few studies have prospectively investigated its application to elderly patients. Patients and Methods: Patients aged 75 years with advanced or recurrent NSCLC including wild-type EGFR who had previously received one or two chemotherapy regimens were enrolled in this trial. Erlotinib was initially administered at a dose of 150 mg/day orally until disease progression or unacceptable toxicities occurred. The primary endpoint was the objective response rate. Results: Forty patients were enrolled between May 2009 and January 2014.
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2016|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Cancer Research