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Rectal Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital, Anyang, Korea

Survival: 27.2 months
Toxicity Grade: 4
Treatments: Chemotherapy
Country: Korea
City/State/Province: Anyang
Hospital: Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital
Journal: Link
Date: 1/2009

This study involved 48 metastatic colorectal cancer patients. The median age of the group was 56 years (range of 24-70) and 52% were male.

Patients were given two chemotherapy agents, oxaliplatin and S-1, which blocks DNA synthesis and cancer cell division (growth).

The highest toxicity level reported was of grade 4 and consisted of one case of thrombocytopenia. Grade 3 neutropenia and anemia was also reported. Grade 1 or 2 anorexia was reported by 41 patients, and grade 1 or 2 nausea was reported by 35.

The reported overall survival was 27.2 months.

Correspondence: Dr. D. Y. Zang; email:

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