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Thursday 01 July 2004

[A case of brain metastasis of small cell lung cancer improved with nogitecan hydrochloride (topotecan) after prophylactic irradiation]

By: Yamada R, Takumi C, Hiraoka N, Ohno S, Nakayama M, Yoshikawa T.

Gan To Kagaku Ryoho 2004 Jul;31(7):1071-3

A 55-year old woman was treated with chemoradiotherapy for limited type small cell lung cancer. She was then treated with prophylactic cranial irradiation. However, local recurrence and metastatic brain tumors were detected after a year. Three courses of chemotherapy with nogitecan (topotecan) ameliorated the size and numbers of the tumors pronouncedly. Nogitecan (topotecan) is suggested to be an effective therapeutic agent for brain metastasis of small cell lung cancer after prophylactic cranial irradiation.

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