Update on taxanes in the first-line treatment of advanced non-small-cell lung cancer

  • M.A. Socinski University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Cancer Pavilion
Keywords: Docetaxel, elderly patients, nab-paclitaxel, paclitaxel, squamous cell carcinoma

Abstract

Based on demonstrated favourable risk–benefit profiles, taxanes remain a key component in the first-line standard of care for advanced non-smallcell lung cancer (nsclc) and nsclc s ubtypes. I n 2012, a novel taxane, nab-paclitaxel (Abraxane: Celgene Corporation, Summit, NJ, U.S.A.), was approved, in combination with carboplatin, for the first-line treatment of locally advanced or metastatic nsclc. The approval was granted because of demonstrated improved antitumour activity and tolerability compared with solvent-based paclitaxel–carboplatin in a phase iii trial. This review focuses on the evolution of first-line taxane therapy for advanced nsclc and the new options and advances in taxane therapy that might address unmet needs in advanced nsclc.

Published
2014-07-03
How to Cite
Socinski, M. (2014). Update on taxanes in the first-line treatment of advanced non-small-cell lung cancer. Current Oncology, 21(5), e691-e703. https://doi.org/10.3747/co.21.1997
Section
Review Article