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Evaluation of Efficacy and Safety of Bevacizumab Combined with Chemotherapy 
for Chinese Patients with Advanced Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

Author(s): Xiao ZHAO | Mengzhao WANG | Li ZHANG | Longyun LI | Wei ZHONG

Journal: Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
ISSN 1009-3419

Volume: 15;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 6;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Lung neoplasms | Bevacizumab | Adverse effect | Therapy

Background and objective The current study reported the result of bevacizumab treatment administered to 25 Chinese patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who were treated at the Peking Union Medical College Hospital as a part of the SAiL (MO19390) trial. This trial is an open, international multicenter, single-arm clinical study that assesses the safety and efficacy of first-line bevacizumab-based therapy in advanced NSCLC. Methods Twenty-five Chinese patients with advanced non-squamous NSCLC received bevacizumab (15 mg/kg) combined with chemotherapy (carboplatin plus paclitaxel) treatment from August 2007 to February 2008. Adverse effects (AEs), objective response rate (ORR), median time to progression (TTP), and overall survival (OS) were measured. Results AEs were generally mild and reversible. The most frequent AEs were alopecia, peripheral neuropathy, rash, proteinuria, nausea/vomitting, fatigue, myalgia, bleeding, and hypertension. The partial remission and stable disease rates were 68% and 28%, respectively. The median TTP and OS of all patients were 11.2 and 19.3 months, respectively. Conclusion Bevacizumab combined with carboplatin-based chemotherapy may be well tolerated and beneficial for Chinese patients with non-squamous NSCLC.
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