|Title:||Comparative Effectiveness of First-Line Platinum-Based Chemotherapy Regimens for Advanced Lung Squamous Cell Carcinoma||Authors:||Liao, Bin-Chi
Kuo, Raymond Nienchen
Yang, James Chih-Hsin
|Keywords:||Comparative effectiveness;Non-small-cell lung cancer;Platinum-based chemotherapy Prognosis;Squamous cell carcinoma||Issue Date:||2015||Start page/Pages:||137-143||Source:||Clinical Lung Cancer||Abstract:||
We compared the effectiveness of first-line platinum-based chemotherapy regimens for advanced lung squamous cell carcinoma by searching the databases of Taiwan Cancer Registry and National Health Insurance, Taiwan. In total, 983 patients were identified. Various regimens did not have a significant effect on survival outcomes. ;Background: Platinum-based chemotherapy is the standard first-line therapy for patients with advanced lung squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). We compared the effectiveness of first-line chemotherapy regimens. Methods: We searched the database of the Taiwan Cancer Registry for patients with newly diagnosed advanced lung SCC from 2004 to 2007. Medication prescription data were retrieved from the database of National Health Insurance, Taiwan. We identified patients who received standard first-line platinum-based chemotherapy, which was defined as chemotherapy with a platinum (P) compound (cisplatin or carboplatin) in addition to 1 of the 4 chemotherapy agents, including gemcitabine (G), docetaxel (D), paclitaxel (T), and vinorelbine (V). Deaths were identified by searching the National Death Registry. Overall survival (OS) was compared between patients who underwent different therapies. Results: In total, 2790 patients were identified; 983 patients (35.2%) received standard first-line chemotherapy with P and G (58.1%), D (14.5%), T (11.6%), or V (15.8%). Older patients (age >= 70 years) were less likely to receive P + D than P + G, P + T, or P + V (P = .018). Patients who received P + G, P + D, P + T, or P + V had similar OS (median, 8.9, 7.9, 9.5, and 8.2 months; P = .816). In multivariate analyses adjusting for age, sex, and stage, the first-line chemotherapy regimen was not a predictor for OS. With P + G as the reference group, the adjusted hazard ratios of P + D, P + T, and P + V were 1.03, 0.90, and 1.02, respectively (P = .710). Conclusions: In patients with advanced lung SCC, various regimens did not have a significant effect on survival outcomes. (C) 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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