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Brain Cancer treatment details. Biologic therapy. Chemotherapy. Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark



Survival: 6.9 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 5
   
Treatments: Biologic therapy
Chemotherapy
   
Drugs:
Country: Denmark
   
City/State/Province: Copenhagen
   
Hospital: Copenhagen University Hospital
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 5/2010

Description:
Patients:
This study involved 43 patients with recurrent primary glioblastoma multiforme. The median age of the group was 54 years and 58% were male.

Treatment:
Patients were treated with the biologic therapies bevacizumab (an antibody that blocks a protein involved in cancer cell growth) and cetuximab (a monoclonal antibody that targets cancer cells to be killed by the immune system), as well as the chemotherapy agent irinotecan.

Toxicities:
There was one reported treatment-related death due to heart attack. In addition, 14% of patients experienced grade 3-4 infection, 9% grade 3-4 thrombocytopenia, and 60% had grade 1-2 skin reactions.

Results:
The reported median overall survival was 6.9 months.

Correspondence: Dr. Hans Skovgaard Poulsen; email: hans.skovgaard.poulsen@rh.regionh.dk

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