Microwave ablation or plus monochemotherapy in elderly advanced non-small-cell lung cancer patients.

Microwave ablation or plus monochemotherapy in elderly advanced non-small-cell lung cancer patients. Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol. 2019 Oct 17;:1-9 Authors: Wei Z, Li Q, Ye X, Yang X, Huang G, Li W, Wang J, Han X Abstract Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of microwave ablation (MWA) and MWA plus monochemotherapy in elderly patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Material and methods: Patients with advanced NSCLC aged ≥70 years were retrospectively enrolled. MWA was performed at the primary tumor site. The end points included progression-free survival (PFS), response to MWA and overall survival (OS). Results: Fifty-four patients were enrolled; of these, 36 received monochemotherapy. Complete ablation was achieved in 42 patients (77.8%). The median PFS and OS were 4.9 months and 21.8 months, respectively. Univariate analyses showed that female patients had superior PFS (31.9 months [95% confidence interval (CI): 0.8-63.0]) vs. 5.0 months in male patients (95% CI: 2.0-8.0), p = .002). Female sex was associated with better OS (not reached vs. 10.8 months, 95% CI: 9.3-12.3, p = .003). Moreover, patients with primary tumor size
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