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Mesothelioma Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. Humanitas Clinical Institute of Rozzano, Milan, Italy



Survival: 10.9 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 5
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
   
Drugs:
Country: Italy
   
City/State/Province: Milan
   
Hospital: Humanitas Clinical Institute of Rozzano
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 4/2008

Description:
Patients:
This study involved 30 malignant pleural mesothelioma patients with a median age of 66 years (range of 46-85). Of these, 73% were male.

Treatment:
Patients in this study were administered two chemotherapy agents, gemcitabine and vinorelbine. These agents block cancer cell division (growth).

Toxicities:
One death due to pneumonitis occurred during this study. Grade 3 or 4 neutropenia was experienced by 10% of the patients. Other grade 3 and 4 toxicities included fatigue, nausea, constipation, and diarrhea.

Results:
The median overall survival reported for this study was 10.9 months.

Correspondence: Dr. Paolo A. Zucali; email: paolo.zucali@humanitas.it

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