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Treatment Name: Carboplatin + Paclitaxel (Carbo/Taxol®) + Bevacizumab (Avastin®)

Carboplatin + Paclitaxel (Carbo/Taxol®) + Bevacizumab (Avastin®) is a Chemotherapy Regimen for Lung Cancer, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)

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1) Sandler A, Gray R, Perry MC, et al. Paclitaxel-carboplatin alone or with bevacizumab for non-small 2 cell lung cancer. N Engl J Med. 2006;355:2542-2550.

Created: March 13, 2019 Updated: March 13, 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 + Paclitaxel (Carbo/Taxol®) + Bevacizumab (Avastin®) starting doses

  • Carboplatin AUC 6 intravenous (I.V.) infusion over 30 minutes on Day 1
  • Paclitaxel 200 mg/m2 I.V. infusion over 3 hours on Day 1
  • Bevacizumab 15 mg/kg I.V. infusion over 90 minutes on Day 1 of Cycle 1
    • then over 60 minutes for Cycle 2, if no infusion reactions occur
    • then over 30 minutes for Cycles 3 and on, if no infusion reactions occur