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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

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

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

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.

The median overall survival was 8.9 months.

Correspondence: Dr. Chung-Pin Li; email:

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