Dr. West on the Gefitinib Advanced NSCLC Trial

Dr. Jack West Swedish Cancer Institute on the Gefitinib Advanced non-small cell lung cancer Trial

H. Jack West, MD, medical director of the Thoracic Oncology Program at the Swedish Cancer Institute in Seattle, Washington, discusses findings from a phase III, randomized, multicenter, parallel group study (NCT00770588) that examined the efficacy of gefitinib as a maintenance therapy in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The trial discovered that progression free survival was much longer in Chinese patients receiving gefitinib than those receiving placebo.