Author | Waun Ki Hong, MD

Articles

The Current Status of Docetaxel in Solid Tumors

June 01, 2002

In less than a decade, docetaxel (Taxotere) has progressed from initial studies in anthracycline-refractory metastatic breast cancer to several large, phase III randomized trials evaluating its efficacy as adjuvant, neoadjuvant, and first-line therapy for metastatic breast cancer, non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), and ovarian cancer. In other tumor types, including prostate, head and neck, gastric, and bladder cancer, ongoing phase III trials are comparing docetaxel-containing regimens to previously established regimens. For the seven tumor types reviewed in this supplement, phase III study information for docetaxel or docetaxel-based combinations are presented. Impressive results have been consistently demonstrated in the trials reported to date.

Chemoprevention of Lung Cancer

October 01, 1999

Chemoprevention is defined as the use of specific natural or pharmacologic agents to reverse, suppress, or prevent the carcinogenic process to the development of invasive cancer. The basic idea behind lung cancer

Current Status of Retinoid Chemoprevention of Lung Cancer

March 01, 1995

Clinical trials have suggested that retinoid chemoprevention prevents the development of second primary tumors following head and neck or non-small-cell lung cancer. The findings of these initial studies are now being