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Liver Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY, United States



Survival: 6.2 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 4
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
   
Drugs:
Country: United States
   
City/State/Province: New York, NY
   
Hospital: NYU School of Medicine
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 10/2010

Description:
Patients:
This study involved 15 patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma with a median patient age of 60 years and 93.3% were male.

Treatment:
Patients were treated with the chemotherapy agent darinaparsin, which stops cancer cells from replicating.

Toxicity:
The maximum level of reported toxicity was grade 4, which was 1 case of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Also reported was 1 case of grade 3 anorexia, as well as grade 1-2 nausea and vomiting.

Results:
The reported median progression-free and overall survival was 1.8 and 6.2 months, respectively.

Support:
This study was partially supported by ZioPharm, the makers of darinaparsin.

Correspondence: Dr. Jennifer Wu; email: Jennifer.wu@nyumc.org

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