Observation on the Clinical Effect of Apatinib Combined with Chemotherapy in the Treatment of Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Objectives: To evaluate the clinical effect of apatinib combined with chemotherapy in the treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
Methods: Eighty patients with advanced NSCLC treated in Hebei General Hospital from January 2017 to July 2020 were randomly divided into two groups: the experimental group and the control group, each with 40 cases. Patients in the control group were treated with conventional paclitaxel combined with cisplatin chemotherapy, while patients in the experimental group were treated with apatinib mesylate tablets based on the treatment of the control group. After treatment, tumor efficacy evaluation was conducted on all patients every two cycles, and the therapeutic effect, adverse drug reactions, improvement of quality-of-life scores prior to and after treatment, and changes of indicators such as tumor markers carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) and carbohydrate antigen 153(CA153) were compared and analyzed between the two groups.
Results: The total effective rate of the experimental group was 67.5%, which was significantly better than the 45% of the control group (p=0.04); The incidence of adverse drug reactions in the experimental group was 25%, while that in the control group was 37.5%, with no significant difference (p=0.23); Moreover, the improvement rate of quality of life scores in the experimental group was significantly higher than that in the control group (p=0.03), and the levels of CEA and CA153 in the experimental group were significantly lower after treatment than those in the control group, with a statistically significant difference (p=0.01).
Conclusion: Apatinib combined with conventional chemotherapy is effective in the treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer, the quality of life can be significantly improved, tumor markers can be significantly reduced, and adverse reactions will not be significantly increased.
How to cite this:
Cui Y, Liu J, Liu M, Zhang H. Observation on the Clinical Effect of Apatinib Combined with Chemotherapy in the Treatment of Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Pak J Med Sci. 2021;37(4):1036-1041. doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.37.4.4066
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