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Acta Oncol. 1990;29(6):827-31.

Bestatin in resected lung cancer. A randomized clinical trial.

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Department of Surgery, Osaka Prefectural Habikino Hospital, Japan.


A randomized study with and without bestatin, a new biological response modifier, was conducted in order to evaluate its survival effect on resected lung cancer. A total of 153 patients (72 with squamous cell carcinoma, 66 with adenocarcinoma, and 15 with other types of cancer) were evaluated. Among the patients with squamous cell carcinoma, the bestatin-treated group had significantly prolonged survival compared to the control group. No significant difference between the two groups was seen in adenocarcinoma.

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