A total of 72 patients with metastatic stage IV non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) were treated with combination chemotherapy comprising the MEV regimen (mitomycin C, 8 mg/m2 given i. v. on day 1; etoposide, 100 mg/m2 given i.v. on days 1-3; and vindesine, 3 mg/m2 given i.v. on day 1; treatment repeated every 3 weeks). In 64 evaluable patients, the objective response rate was 37% (complete responses, 4.7%; partial responses, 32.3%). The median survival was 7.6 months for all patients. The treatment was very well tolerated. MEV proved to be an active and non-toxic regimen for the treatment of metastatic NSCLC.
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- Cancer Research