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A long-term survivor keeping in a complete response without treatment after pemetrexed maintenance therapy for advanced non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer
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  • Makoto Furugen,
  • Daisuke Shibahara,
  • Tomo Kiyuna,
  • Wakaki Kami,
  • Kazuya Miyagi,
  • Shusaku Haranaga,
  • Toru Kubota,
  • Hirofumi Matsumoto,
  • Naoki Yoshimi,
  • Jiro Fujita
Makoto Furugen
University of the Ryukyus Faculty of Medicine Graduate School of Medicine
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Daisuke Shibahara
University of the Ryukyus Faculty of Medicine Graduate School of Medicine
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Tomo Kiyuna
University of the Ryukyus Faculty of Medicine Graduate School of Medicine
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Wakaki Kami
University of the Ryukyus Faculty of Medicine Graduate School of Medicine
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Kazuya Miyagi
University of the Ryukyus Faculty of Medicine Graduate School of Medicine
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Shusaku Haranaga
University of the Ryukyus Faculty of Medicine Graduate School of Medicine
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Toru Kubota
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Hirofumi Matsumoto
Nakagami Hospital
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Naoki Yoshimi
Okinawa Red Cross Hospital
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Jiro Fujita
University of the Ryukyus Faculty of Medicine Graduate School of Medicine
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Abstract

Molecular targeted drugs and immune checkpoint blockades are not indicated for all advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cases. For such patients, cytotoxic drugs are the main treatment, and the prognosis remains poor. We present a valuable case of advanced NSCLC that was potentially permanent cured by pemetrexed maintenance chemotherapy.

Peer review status:Published

02 Sep 2020Submitted to Clinical Case Reports
03 Sep 2020Submission Checks Completed
03 Sep 2020Assigned to Editor
03 Oct 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
08 Nov 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
08 Nov 2020Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
22 Nov 20201st Revision Received
23 Nov 2020Submission Checks Completed
23 Nov 2020Assigned to Editor
23 Nov 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
24 Nov 2020Editorial Decision: Accept
Feb 2021Published in Clinical Case Reports volume 9 issue 2 on pages 927-931. 10.1002/ccr3.3650