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Liver Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan Region



Survival: 8.9 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 4
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
   
Drugs: Leucovorin
Country: Taiwan Region
   
City/State/Province: Taipei
   
Hospital: Taipei Veterans General Hospital
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 10/2007

Description:
Patients:
This study involved 66 advanced hepatocellular carcinoma patients with a median age of 52 years; 86% were male.

Treatment:
Patients were treated with the chemotherapy agents etoposide, doxorubicin, cisplatin, 5-fluorouracil, and leucovorin.

Toxicities:
The most severe toxicities were grade 4 vomiting (2% of patients), neutropenia (5%), and thrombocytopenia (2%). Grade 2 alopecia was also reported by 32% of patients.

Results:
The median overall survival was 8.9 months.

Correspondence: Dr. Chung-Pin Li; email: cpli@vghtpe.gov.tw

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