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Treatment Name: Carboplatin + Etoposide

Carboplatin + Etoposide is a Chemotherapy Regimen for Lung Cancer, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)

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1) Klastersky J, Sculier JP, Lacroix H, et al. A randomized study comparing cisplatin or carboplatin with etoposide in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer: European Organization for 7 Research and Treatment of Cancer Protocol 07861. J Clin Oncol. 1990;8:1556-1562.

2) Frasci G, Comella P, Panza N, et al. Carboplatin-oral etoposide personalized dosing in elderly non-small cell lung cancer patients. Gruppo Oncologico Cooperativo Sud-Italia. Eur J Cancer. 1998;34:1710-1714.

Created: March 12, 2019 Updated: March 12, 2019

What is Lung Cancer, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)?

What is Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer?
A disease of the tissue found in the lung.  Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most common type of lung cancer. Known causes include smoking and exposure to environmental toxins.  The stage of NSCLC can vary at diagnosis and throughout treatment.  Stages include stage I, II, III, and IV.  The effectiveness of the treatment may depend upon the stage at diagnosis.

NOTE: Treatment Options listed below are not all-inclusive. Other treatments may be available. ChemoExperts provides drug information and does not recommend any one treatment over another. Only your Doctor can choose which therapy is appropriate for you.

Common Carboplatin + Etoposide starting doses

  • Carboplatin AUC 5 intravenous (I.V.) infusion over 60 minutes on Day 1
  • Etoposide 100 mg/m2 I.V. infusion over 60 minutes on Days 1, 2, and 3