Oncoprescribe Blog: Pemetrexed (Alimta) Maintenance

September 18th, 2009

The survival benefit with the use of Pemetrexed (Alimta) Maintenance is intriguing and maybe more relevant for patients with non-squamous cell histology.

Pemetrexed (Alimta®) was given as maintenance treatment following four cycles of induction with platinum based combination chemotherapy (without Pemetrexed). Pemetrexed maintenance resulted in improvement in progression free survival as well as overall survival, but these benefits were observed only in patients with non squamous histology.