Brain metastasis responding to gefitinib alone
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AbstractA woman with stage IIIb non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) developed disease progression with brain metastases during chemotherapy. Due to unusual circumstances, the patient received gefitinib alone, without the use of corticosteroid treatment or radiotherapy. There was a dramatic clinical improvement within 1 week. Followup magnetic resonance imaging of the brain 1 month later showed decreases in both the size and number of brain metastases. The patient remains well 9 months after initiation of gefitinib. It is proposed that gefitinib may have a role in treatment of brain metastases from NSCLC. Copyright (C) 2004 S. Karger AG, Basel.
All Author(s) ListPoon ANY, Ho SSM, Yeo W, Mok TSK
Journal nameOncology
Year2004
Month1
Day1
Volume Number67
Issue Number2
PublisherKARGER
Pages174 - 178
ISSN0030-2414
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Keywordsbrain metastases; chemotherapy; gefitinib; lung cancer; metastases; radiotherapy
Web of Science Subject CategoriesOncology; ONCOLOGY

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