Outpatient chemotherapy with oral UFT (tegafur and uracil) and cisplatin against metastatic non-small cell lung carcinoma--an effective case

T. Uehara, T. Yano, T. Kanematsu, Y. Terazaki, S. Kuninaka, Y. Fukuyama, H. Yokoyama, H. Asoh, Y. Ichinose

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Abstract

A 64-year-old man underwent a left pneumonectomy for squamous cell carcinoma of the left lung in July 1995. In May 1996, right pelvic bone metastasis occurred and was well controlled by the concurrent chemoradiotherapy; UFT (600 mg/body, day 1-14) and cisplatin (80 mg/m2, day 8) with a total 50.4 Gy of irradiation. In August 1996, left renal metastasis occurred, but regressed after two cycles of combination chemotherapy with UFT and cisplatin. In January 1997, multiple lung metastasis occurred. In accordance with the patient's request, combination chemotherapy was performed at the outpatient clinic. UFT (250 mg/m2) was given orally every day while cisplatin (60-80 mg/m2), fractionated in 3 or 5 days, was intravenously administered at an interval of 4 weeks or longer. The patient has continued the treatment for one year without serious (G3, 4) adverse events. During the treatment, the tumor growth was slow with a repeated cycle of progression and regression. The outpatient chemotherapy using UFT and cisplatin is considered to be useful, especially for the better quality of life of patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-139
Number of pages3
JournalGan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy
Volume26
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Jan

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  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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Uehara, T., Yano, T., Kanematsu, T., Terazaki, Y., Kuninaka, S., Fukuyama, Y., Yokoyama, H., Asoh, H., & Ichinose, Y. (1999). Outpatient chemotherapy with oral UFT (tegafur and uracil) and cisplatin against metastatic non-small cell lung carcinoma--an effective case. Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy, 26(1), 137-139.