Patients with locally advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are a heterogeneous group often treated with multimodality therapy. Docetaxel has an established role in the treatment of advanced-stage NSCLC and has demonstrated promising activity in the locally advanced setting. Herein, we review the available data on the role of docetaxel in locally advanced NSCLC. The phase I/II data regarding the use of docetaxel concomitantly with radiation as a single agent or combined with platinum compounds are reviewed. In addition. In addition, we discuss the role of docetaxel induction therapy before surgery or definitive radiation therapy. Additionally, we address the role of docetaxel in consolidation therapy in patients with locally advanced NSCLC.
- Chemoradiation therapy
- Radiation therapy