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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

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.

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

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

The median overall survival in this study was 10.5 months.

Correspondence: Dr. Giovanni Ceresoli; email:

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