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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
   
Drugs:
Country: Korea
   
City/State/Province: Anyang
   
Hospital: Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 1/2009

Description:
Patients:
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.

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

Toxicities:
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.

Results:
The reported overall survival was 27.2 months.

Correspondence: Dr. D. Y. Zang; email: fhdzang@hallym.or.kr

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