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Rectal Cancer treatment details. Radiation. Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, United States



Survival: 14.5 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 4
   
Treatments: Radiation
   
Drugs:
Country: United States
   
City/State/Province: Chicago, IL
   
Hospital: Northwestern Memorial Hospital
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 5/2009

Description:
Patients:
There were 72 patients with liver-dominant colorectal metastases in this trial and 65% were male. The median age was 61 years with a range of 54-86 years.

Treatment:
Patients in this study were given radiation therapy in the form of Yttrium-90 (Y90) microspheres, which are radioactive glass particles.

Toxicity:
The majority of toxicities reported were of grade 1-2, consisting of nausea, fatigue, and abdominal pain. In addition, 12.6% of patients experienced grade 3-4 bilirubin toxicity, which is associated with liver problems.

Results:
The median overall survival in this study was reported as 14.5 months.

Correspondence: Dr. Riad Salem, e-mail: r-salem@northwestern.edu

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