Phase II study of 5-day continuous infusion of cis-diamminedichloroplatinum(II) in the treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer

Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 1990;26(6):389-92. doi: 10.1007/BF02994086.


cis-Diamminedichloroplatinum(II) (CDDP) was given as a single agent at a dose of 25 mg/m2 daily for 5 days by continuous infusion; treatment was repeated every 4 weeks in 30 previously untreated patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The median age of the patients was 61 years; 13 patients had limited disease and 17, extensive disease. The overall response rate was 40% (12/30; 95% confidence limits, 23-58%), with a median survival of 8 months. Vomiting was observed in 37% of patients; elevated serum creatinine levels (greater than 1.5 mg/dl), in 7%; leukopenia (less than 3,000/mm3), in 39%; thrombocytopenia (less than 70,000/mm3), in 26%; and anemia (hemoglobin less than 9.5 g/dl), in 60% of patients. In all cases, these toxicities were mild and transient, requiring no dose modification. The exposure to filterable platinum, determined from the area under the concentration-time curve, was 9.08 +/- 3.21 micrograms h ml-1. We conclude that CDDP given by 5-day continuous i.v. infusion is safe and effective for treatment of NSCLC.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial

MeSH terms

  • Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use
  • Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung / blood
  • Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung / drug therapy*
  • Cisplatin / administration & dosage*
  • Cisplatin / adverse effects
  • Cisplatin / pharmacokinetics
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Drug Evaluation
  • Humans
  • Infusions, Intravenous
  • Lung Neoplasms / blood
  • Lung Neoplasms / drug therapy*
  • Radiotherapy Dosage
  • Remission Induction
  • Time Factors
  • Vindesine / administration & dosage


  • Cisplatin
  • Vindesine