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Liver Cancer treatment details. Biologic therapy. Chiba University Hospital, Chiba, Japan



Survival: 13.1 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 4
   
Treatments: Biologic therapy
   
Drugs:
Country: Japan
   
City/State/Province: Chiba
   
Hospital: Chiba University Hospital
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 2/2011

Description:
Patients:
This study involved 35 patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma. The median age of the group was 68 years and 29 were male.

Treatment:
Patients were treated with the biologic therapy called TSU-68, which is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor.

Toxicities:
Maximum toxicity grade was 4, including 1 case of decreased hemoglobin. Grade 3 diarrhea, abdominal pain, and anorexia were also reported.

Results:
The reported median overall survival was 13.1 months.

Support:
This study was supported by Taiho Pharmaceuticals, makers of TSU-68.

Correspondence: Dr. Fumihiko Kanai; email: kanaif@faculty.chiba-u.jp

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