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First-Line Platinum-Based Chemotherapy Re-challenge in Sensitive Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC): A Standard Treatment?

Giovenzio Genestreti*, Monica Di Battista, Giovanna Cavallo and Alba Brandes

Department of Medical Oncology, AUSL Bologna, Via Castiglione 29, 40124 Bologna (BO), Italy

*Corresponding Author:
Giovenzio Genestreti
Department of Medical Oncology, AUSL Bologna
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Received date: August 06, 2015 Accepted date: September 21, 2015 Published date: September 25, 2015

Citation: Genestreti G, Battista M,Cavallo G, Brandes A (2015) First-Line Platinum-Based Chemotherapy Re-challenge in Sensitive Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC): A Standard Treatment?. Chemo Open Access 4:166. doi:10.4172/2167-7700.1000166

Copyright: © 2015 Genestreti G, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) has typically high sensitivity to chemotherapy and radiotherapy, although greater part of patients with limited disease (LD) and all patients with extended disease (ED) will develop disease relapse or progression, with an overall survival of 2-4 months in case of only best supportive care


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