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Mesothelioma Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. Istituto Clinico Humanitas, Rozzano, Italy



Survival: 10.5 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 4
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
   
Drugs: Pemetrexed
Country: Italy
   
City/State/Province: Rozzano
   
Hospital: Istituto Clinico Humanitas
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 4/2011

Description:
Patients:
This study involved 31 malignant pleural mesothelioma patients who had received prior treatment. The median age of the group was 65 years and 68% were male.

Treatment:
Patients were given a combination of the chemotherapy agents pemetrexed and a platinum compound (carboplatin or cisplatin, depending on the patientís prior treatment).

Toxicities:
The most severe adverse events reported were grade 4 hematological toxicities, including one case of febrile neutropenia.

Results:
The median overall survival in this study was 10.5 months.

Correspondence: Dr. Giovanni Ceresoli; email: giovanni_luca.ceresoli@gavazzeni.it

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