Between 1975 and 1985, 25 patients with metastatic bronchioloalveolar carcinoma and 223 patients with metastatic adenocarcinoma of the lung received experimental cisplatin-based chemotherapy at the Mayo Clinic. The chemotherapeutic response rates were 32% and 33%, respectively. The median times to progression of disease were identical (3 months in both groups). The median survival times were 4 months and 6 months, respectively. Metastatic bronchioloalveolar carcinoma is an aggressive disease that is associated with a poor prognosis, similar to metastatic adenocarcinoma of the lung.
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