TITAN Trial: Comparison of Chemo and Tarceva in Patients Who Progressed Early on First Line Chemo for Advanced NSCLC


One of the trials presented at the Chicago Multidisciplinary Symposium in Thoracic Oncology last month was the TITAN trial, one of a pair of studies conducted in Europe to test the oral EGFR inhibitor Tarceva (erlotinib) in patients with chemotherapy pre-treated advanced NSCLC. The other trial, SATURN, was designed to test Tarceva as a maintenance therapy vs.

Selection Bias, Eligibility Criteria, and Interpreting Trial Results (or, a little cynicism can be a good thing)


My kids are right in the middle of that time when they watch SpongeBob and see commercials for toys, cereals, and music, nearly every one is puncuated at the end with, "Daddy, can we get that? I want that." There comes a time in everyone's life, hopefully early on, when we learn that we won't actually find eternal bliss with every advertised item.

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