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Prostate Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. START Center for Cancer Care, San Antonio, TX, United States



Survival: 11.2 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 5
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
   
Drugs:
Country: United States
   
City/State/Province: San Antonio, TX
   
Hospital: START Center for Cancer Care
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 4/2012

Description:
Patients:
This study involved 35 castration-resistant prostate cancer patients who had previously been treated with taxane-based chemotherapy. The median patient age was 67 years.

Treatment:
Patients were treated with the chemotherapy agent YM155.

Toxicities:
Treatment-related deaths due to brain hemorrhage, heart attack, and pneumonia were reported. Grade 3-4 fatigue, neutropenia, and infection were also reported.

Results:
The median overall survival was 11.2 months.

Support:
This study was supported by Astellas Pharma Global Development Inc.

Correspondence: Dr. A. W. Tolcher; email: atolcher@start.stoh.com

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