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Melanoma treatment details. Chemotherapy. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, United States



Survival: 10.1 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 4
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
   
Drugs:
Country: United States
   
City/State/Province: New York, NY
   
Hospital: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 5/2008

Description:
Patients:
This phase 2 study involved 50 melanoma patients who had no prior chemotherapy, 31 of whom were males. The patient age range was 15 to 92 years.

Treatment:
Patients were treated with the chemotherapy agent temozolomide.

Toxicities:
The most severe treatment toxicity was grade 4 lymphopenia. Grade 3 anemia, anorexia, and hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) were also reported.

Results:
The median overall survival was 10.1 months.

Support:
This study was supported by Schering-Plough Corp.

Correspondence: Paul B. Chapman; email: chapmanp@mskcc.org

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