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Rectal Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan



Survival: 19.6 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 4
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
   
Drugs:
Country: Japan
   
City/State/Province: Kurume
   
Hospital: Kurume University School of Medicine
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 1/2011

Description:
Patients:
This study involved 48 advanced or metastatic colorectal cancer patients with a median age of 61.5 years. 48% of the patients were male.

Treatment:
Patients were treated with a combination of chemotherapy agents called FOLFOX4, which includes oxaliplatin, levoforinate, and 5-fluorouracil.

Toxicities:
The maximum toxicity reported was grade 4 neutropenia. Grade 3 leucopenia and fatigue were also reported.

Results:
The median progression-free survival and median overall survival was 5.6 and 19.6 months, respectively.

Support:
Some of the authors have received funding from the pharmaceutical company Pfizer.

Correspondence: Dr. Yoshihiko Maehara

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