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Mesothelioma Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. Humanitas Clinical Institute of Rozzano, Milan, Italy



Survival: 10.9 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 5
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
   
Drugs:
Country: Italy
   
City/State/Province: Milan
   
Hospital: Humanitas Clinical Institute of Rozzano
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 4/2008

Description:
Patients:
This study involved 30 malignant pleural mesothelioma patients, 73% of whom were male. The median patient age was 66 years.

Treatment:
Patients were treated with the chemotherapy agents gemcitabine and vinorelbine.

Toxicities:
There was one reported death due to pneumonitis (lung infection). Also reported were three cases of grade 3 neutropenia and one case each of grade 3 nausea/vomiting, fatigue, and constipation.

Results:
The reported median overall survival was 10.9 months.

Correspondence: Dr. Polo A. Zucali; email: paolo.zucali@humanitas.it

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