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Liver Cancer treatment details. Biologic therapy. The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbus, OH, United States

Survival: 12.6 months
Toxicity Grade: 3
Treatments: Biologic therapy
Country: United States
City/State/Province: Columbus, OH
Hospital: The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
Journal: Link
Date: 9/2009

This study involved 26 patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma. The median age of the group was 58 years and 18 were male.

Patients were treated with the biologic therapy called lapatinib, which is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor.

Maximum toxicity grade was 3, including 2 cases of diarrhea and 1 case of rash. Grade 2 nausea, vomiting, and fatigue were also reported.

The reported median overall survival was 12.6 months.

Correspondence: Dr. Tanios Bekaii-Saab; email:

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