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Liver Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. Veneto Institute of Oncology, Padua, Italy

Survival: 22.5 months
Toxicity Grade: 4
Treatments: Chemotherapy
Country: Italy
City/State/Province: Padua
Hospital: Veneto Institute of Oncology
Journal: Link
Date: 1/2011

This phase 2 study involved 41 patients with hepatocellular carcinoma who had not received prior chemotherapy for this disease. The median patient age was 63.2 years and 80.5% were male.

Patients were treated with a combination of two chemotherapy agents, pegylated liposomal doxorubicin and gemcitabine.

The maximum level of toxicity reported was of grade 4. Grade 3-4 toxicities included neutropenia (17% of patients), anemia (7%), and nausea/vomiting (2%).

The reported median overall survival was 22.5 months.

Correspondence: Dr. Giuseppe Lombardi; email:

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