• Iressa is a chemotherapy medicine (medicines used to kill cancer cells) that is used alone for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that:
    • has progressed after treatment with platinum based and docetaxel chemotherapies, or
    • did not respond to treatment with platinum based or docetaxel chemotherapies.
  • At this time, it is not known whether Iressa will improve symptoms of NSCLC or help patients live longer.
  • Iressa should not be the first chemotherapy medicine that is used to treat NSCLC. Iressa did not show any benefit when used with doublet, platinum-based chemotherapy to treat NSCLC.

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... GEFITINIB (Iressa®) targets a specific protein within cancer cells and stops the cancer cells from growing. Gefitinib is used to treat certain cancers including non-small cell lung cancer. This drug might be used to treat other cancers as well. Generic gefitinib tablets are not available. ...
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... Iressa is a chemotherapy medicine (medicines used to kill cancer cells) that is used alone for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that: has progressed after treatment with platinum ba...
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  • Iressa Consumer Information
    ... Iressa is a chemotherapy medicine (medicines used to kill cancer cells) that is used alone for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that: has progressed after treatment with platinum ba...

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