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Brain Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. Groupe Hospitalier Pitie“Salpetriere, Paris, France



Survival: 5.8 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 4
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
   
Drugs:
Country: France
   
City/State/Province: Paris
   
Hospital: Groupe Hospitalier Pitie“Salpetriere
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 8/2011

Description:
Patients:
This study involved 70 patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme. The median age was 77 years and 40% were male.

Treatment:
Patients were treated with the chemotherapy agent temozolomide.

Toxicities:
The highest reported toxicity grade was grade 4 and included grade 3/4 neutropenia, anemia, lymphopenia, thrombocytopenia, and severe infections.

Results:
The median overall survival was 5.8 months.

Support:
Some of the authors have received support from the pharmaceutical company Schering Plough.

Correspondence: Dr. Jean-Yves Delattre; email: jean-yves.delattre@psl.aphp.fr

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