What are the sequential chemotherapy/radiation therapy regimens for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) stage III?

Updated: Mar 08, 2021
  • Author: Marvaretta M Stevenson, MD; Chief Editor: Nagla Abdel Karim, MD, PhD  more...
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Acceptable chemotherapy regimens for use in sequential chemotherapy/radiation therapy are as follows:

  • Cisplatin 100 mg/m2 IV on days 1 and 29 plus  vinblastine 5 mg/m2/weekly IV on days 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, followed by radiation therapy [7, 18, 23, 24] or

  • Carboplatin AUC 6 IV on day 1 plus  paclitaxel 200 mg/m2 IV on day 1 every 21 d for two cycles, followed by radiation therapy [7, 19, 20]


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