A Case of Small Cell Lung Cancer Treated with Concurrent Chemoradiotherapy with Carboplatin plus Etoposide in a Hemodialysis Patient

Takeshi Terashima, Eri Iwami, Shotaro Chubachi, Shinnosuke Ikemura, Takahiro Nakajima, Tatsu Matsuzaki, Hiroshi Aoyagi

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In recent years, many patients have had to undergo hemodialysis due to chronic renal failure. In addition, the number of hemodialysis patients in whom lung cancer is discovered is increasing. However, a standard chemoradiotherapy regimen for limited-disease small-cell lung cancer patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis has not yet been established. We administered concurrent chemoradiotherapy using carboplatin 300 mg/m2 (day 1) plus etoposide 50 mg/m2 (day 1, 3). A partial response was achieved after 4 courses of chemotherapy and 68 Gy of radiotherapy. The major toxicities were hematological toxicities; they included grade 4 thrombocytopenia, grade 3 anemia, and neutropenia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-101
Number of pages3
JournalGan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes


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