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MO24 - NSCLC - Chemotherapy III (ID 110)
- Event: WCLC 2013
- Type: Mini Oral Abstract Session
- Track: Medical Oncology
- Presentations: 1
MO24.11 - A prospective multicenter observational study of chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting in lung cancer patients (ID 862)
10:30 - 12:00 | Author(s): K. Tamura
Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) is one of the major causes to deteriorate patient’s quality of life. Therefore, it is important to assess the current status of CINV nationwide for the appropriate treatment method to manage CINV. For this purpose, prospective multi-center observational study was performed in Japan.
Between 2011/Apr and 2012/Dec, 458 lung cancer patients who underwent systemic chemotherapy with high (HEC) or moderate emetogenic agents (MEC) were registered and the data in 429 patients were analyzed. CINV status was assessed in acute phase (within 24 hours from chemotherapy start) and late phase (after 24 hours) separately. Multivariate analysis was performed to clear the predictive factors in patient background for CINV.
Patient background was as follows; median age 65, 318 male and 111 female patients, 190 patients treated with HEC and 239 with MEC. In acute phase, nausea and vomiting were observed in 5.6% (HEC 6.8%, MEC 4.6%) and 1.2 % (HEC 0.5%, MEC 1.7%) of all patients, respectively. In late phase, nausea and vomiting were observed in 40.1% (HEC 46.3%, MEC 35.2%) and 9.6 % (HEC 7.9%, MEC 10.9%) of all patients, respectively. The frequency of nausea in late phase is significantly higher in HEC than that in MEC. The predictive factors for nausea were a younger age in female patients, and younger age, no drinking history, decreased hemoglobin in male patients. The prediction of CINV by physician was relatively poor in late phase vomiting.
In this study, the current status of CINV and antiemetic therapy in lung cancer patients in Japan were elucidated. CINV was frequently observed in late phase and the appropriate management for late emesis is needed according to the guideline.
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