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Liver Cancer treatment details. Biologic therapy. Hormone. ‘‘San Giovanni di Dio’’ Hospital, Naples, Italy



Survival: 12.0 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 3
   
Treatments: Biologic therapy
Hormone
   
Drugs:
Country: Italy
   
City/State/Province: Naples
   
Hospital: ‘‘San Giovanni di Dio’’ Hospital
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 10/2010

Description:
Patients:
This phase II study involved 50 patients with hepatocellular carcinoma. The median patient age was 67.5 years and 86% of the patients were male.

Treatment:
Patients were treated with the biologic therapy agent sorafenib (blocks cancer cell growth by targeting tyrosine kinase proteins on the cell surface) and the hormone octreotide.

Toxicities:
The maximum level of toxicity reported was of grade 3 and included diarrhea, hypertension, and hand-foot syndrome.

Results:
The median overall survival was 12 months.

Correspondence: Dr. Salvatore Del Prete; email: saldelprete@yahoo.it

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