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Treatment protocols for non-small cell lung cancer

Tim Brenner, PharmD, BCOP
Shrina Duggal, PharmD, BCOP
Jim Natale, PharmD, BCOP
Scott M Wirth, PharmD, BCOP
Section Editor
John W Mucenski, PharmD
Deputy Editor
Sadhna R Vora, MD


The following material represents a subset of chemotherapy regimens that are used for the treatment of patients with non-small cell lung cancer. This is not an exhaustive list; it includes regimens that are considered by the authors and editors to be commonly used and important for the care of patients with non-small cell lung cancer. Additional regimens may be added over time, particularly as treatment for non-small cell lung cancer evolves.

This topic review is intended to provide only a listing of chemotherapy regimens. It does not address the appropriate context for use of these regimens in the care of patients with non-small cell lung cancer. Clinicians should refer to the individual disease-oriented topic reviews that discuss the use of these protocols in appropriate clinical situations:

(See "Systemic therapy for the initial management of advanced non-small cell lung cancer without a driver mutation".)

(See "Adjuvant systemic therapy in resectable non-small cell lung cancer".)

These tables are provided as examples of how to administer these regimens; there may be other acceptable methods. All chemotherapy regimens must be administered by clinicians who are trained in the use of chemotherapy. The clinician is expected to use his or her independent medical judgment in the context of individual circumstances to make adjustments, as necessary.


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Literature review current through: Mar 2017. | This topic last updated: Jan 27, 2017.
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