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Colon Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea



Survival: 11.3 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 5
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
   
Drugs:
Country: Korea
   
City/State/Province: Seoul
   
Hospital: Yonsei University College of Medicine
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 10/2011

Description:
Patients:
This phase II study involved 48 elderly or frail patients with metastatic colorectal cancer. The median age was 73 years (range of 6585 years old) and 54% were male.

Treatment:
Patients were treated with the chemotherapy agent called S-1.

Toxicities:
Two patients died from grade 5 treatment-related infections. Grade 3-4 diarrhea, skin rash, and abdominal pain were also reported.

Results:
The median overall survival was 11.3 months.

Correspondence: Dr. Joong Bae Ahn; email: vvswm513@yuhs.ac

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