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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
Country: United States
City/State/Province: New York, NY
Hospital: NYU School of Medicine
Journal: Link
Date: 10/2010

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

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

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.

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

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

Correspondence: Dr. Jennifer Wu; email:

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