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How effective is Paclitaxel (Taxol) for treating lung cancer?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: Some prolongation

• A large array of chemo agents are utilized in the treatment of non small cell Ca of lung .
While Taxol is one of the primary agents ,the Platinum agents such as Cisplatin, Carboplatin, Gemzar and Camptosar (irinotecan) are given alone or in combination with. Taxol. Because of the presence of malignant stem cells, resistant to chemo survival is in months. With immunochemo therapy survival improved.

In brief: Some prolongation

• A large array of chemo agents are utilized in the treatment of non small cell Ca of lung .
While Taxol is one of the primary agents ,the Platinum agents such as Cisplatin, Carboplatin, Gemzar and Camptosar (irinotecan) are given alone or in combination with. Taxol. Because of the presence of malignant stem cells, resistant to chemo survival is in months. With immunochemo therapy survival improved.
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