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Colon Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. Hospital Universitario Reina Sofia, Cordoba, Spain



Survival: 17.2 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 4
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
   
Drugs: Adrucil
Camptosar
Country: Spain
   
City/State/Province: Cordoba
   
Hospital: Hospital Universitario Reina Sofia
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 4/2004

Description:
Patients: This Phase II trial involved 36 patients with advanced or metastatic colorectal cancer

Treatment: The treatment consisted of two chemotherapy drugs irinotecan and 5-FU (5-fluorouracil).

Toxicity: Grade 3-4 toxicities included: anemia, neutropenia, abdominal pain, anorexia, asthenia, cardiovascular, diarrhea, fever, infection, nausea/vomiting, and mucositis.

Results: The median overall survival was 17.2 months.

Support: One of the authors of the study is associated with Aventis Pharama. Aventis Pharama markets irinotecan.

Correspondence: Enrique Aranda, MD

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