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Mesothelioma Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. Sotiria General Hospital, Athens, Greece



Survival: 16.2 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 4
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
   
Drugs:
Country: Greece
   
City/State/Province: Athens
   
Hospital: Sotiria General Hospital
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 2/2011

Description:
Patients:
This study involved 37 patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma. The median age of the group was 66 years and 81.1% were male.

Treatment:
Patients were treated with a combination of the chemotherapy agents docetaxel and gemcitabine.

Toxicities:
The maximum adverse event grade reported was grade 4. Grade 3-4 toxicities included neutropenia (27% of patients), anemia (8.1%), weakness (8.1%), and neurotoxicity (8.1%).

Results:
The reported median overall survival was 16.2 months.

Correspondence: Dr. Nektaria Makrilia; email: makmacs@hotmail.com

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