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Mesothelioma Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. Instituto Nacional de Cancerologia, Mexico City, Mexico



Survival: 19.6 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 4
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
   
Drugs:
Country: Mexico
   
City/State/Province: Mexico City
   
Hospital: Instituto Nacional de Cancerologia
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 2/2012

Description:
Patients:
This phase II study involved 38 advanced malignant pleural mesothelioma patients who had not received prior chemotherapy. The median patient age was 60.1 years and 76.6% were male.

Treatment:
Patients were treated with the chemotherapy agents liposomal doxorubicin and cisplatin.

Toxicities:
The most severe adverse event reported was of grade 4. Grade 2 or higher toxicities included anemia, hand-foot skin reaction, and nausea/vomiting.

Results:
The median overall survival was 19.6 months.

Correspondence: Dr. O. Arrieta; email: ogar@servidor.unam.mx

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