Gemcitabine + Erlotinib

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Chemotherapy for locally advanced unresectable cancer

  • Gemcitabine (Gemzar) 1000 mg/m2 iv qw x 7 wks, followed by 1 w break, then weekly x 3 wks every 4 wks.
  • Erlotinib (Tarceva) 100 mg po qd


Moore MJ et al. Erlotinib plus gemcitabine compared to gemcitabine alone in patients with advanced pancreatic cancer. A phase III trial of the National Cancer Institute of Canada Clinical Trials Group. J Clin Oncol 2007; 25:1960