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Mesothelioma Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. Sotiria General Hospital, Athens, Greece

Survival: 14.0 months
Toxicity Grade: 4
Treatments: Chemotherapy
Drugs: Pemetrexed
Country: Greece
City/State/Province: Athens
Hospital: Sotiria General Hospital
Journal: Link
Date: 1/2010

This phase II study involved 62 malignant pleural mesothelioma patients who had not previously received chemotherapy. The median patient age was 66 years and 85.5% were male.

Patients were treated with the chemotherapy agents carboplatin and pemetrexed.

The most severe treatment-related toxicities were of grade 4 and included grade 3-4 neutropenia and thrombocytopenia. Grade 3 nausea, vomiting, and fatigue were also reported.

The median overall survival was 14 months.

Correspondence: Dr. Konstantinos N. Syrigos; email:

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