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Bladder Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. Kitasato University School of Medicine, Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Japan



Survival: 12.4 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 4
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
   
Drugs:
Country: Japan
   
City/State/Province: Sagamihara, Kanagawa
   
Hospital: Kitasato University School of Medicine
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 10/2011

Description:
Patients:
This study involved 24 patients with advanced urothelial carcinoma who had previously been treated with methotrexate, vinblastine, doxorubicin and cisplatin chemotherapy. The median patient age was 64.5 years and 21 were male.

Treatment:
Patients were treated with the chemotherapy agents gemcitabine and paclitaxel.

Toxicities:
The most severe treatment toxicities were of grade 4 and included neutropenia and thrombocytopenia. Grade 2 neuropathy (nerve disorders) and skin rash were also reported.

Results:
The median overall survival time was 12.4 months.

Correspondence: Dr. Masaomi Ikeda; email: ikeda.masaomi@grape.plala.or.jp

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