A new induction schedule of epoetin alfa 40.000 IU in anemic patients with advanced lung cancer.

Lung cancer (Amsterdam, Netherlands)(2004)

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An induction therapy with epoetin alfa 40.000 IU for 2 weeks followed by standard treatment allows an Hb increase of 2.9 g/dL even in advanced lung cancer patients with a moderate/severe anemia, without RBC transfusion requirements. A randomized study of the proposed induction dose of epoetin alfa 40.000 IU is actually ongoing.
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lung cancer,platinum salts,new regimens,anemia,epoetin alfa 40.000 IU,RBC transfusion,dose intensity
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