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Colon Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan



Survival: 21.0 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 4
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
   
Drugs:
Country: Japan
   
City/State/Province: Fukuoka
   
Hospital: Kyushu University
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 12/2010

Description:
Patients:
This phase II study involved 40 patients with untreated advanced colorectal cancer. The median age of the patients was 63 years and 29 were males.

Treatment:
Patients were treated with the chemotherapy agents S-1 and irinotecan.

Toxicities:
The highest toxicity grade reported was grade 4, including leukopenia and neutropenia. Grade 3 anorexia and diarrhea were also reported.

Results:
The median overall survival was 21 months and the median progression-free survival was 6.7 months.

Correspondence: Dr. Hitoshi Kusaba; email: hkusaba@intmed1.med.kyushu-u.ac.jp

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