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Mesothelioma Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. Istituto Oncologico Veneto, Padova, Italy



Survival: 6.4 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 4
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
   
Drugs:
Country: Italy
   
City/State/Province: Padova
   
Hospital: Istituto Oncologico Veneto
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 9/2011

Description:
Patients:
This study involved 17 patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma who had previously received chemotherapy. The median patient age was 61 years and 12 were male.

Treatment:
Patients were treated with the chemotherapy agents gemcitabine and either cisplatin or carboplatin, depending previous treatments received.

Toxicities:
The most severe treatment toxicities were grade 4 thrombocytopenia. Grade 3 neutropenia, weakness and nausea were also reported.

Results:
The median overall survival was 6.4 months.

Correspondence: Dr. Giulia Pasello; email: giulia.pasello@ioveneto.it

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