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Liver Cancer treatment details. Hormone. Universitaire Amiens Nord, Amiens Cedex, France



Survival: 6.5 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 5
   
Treatments: Hormone
   
Drugs:
Country: France
   
City/State/Province: Amiens Cedex
   
Hospital: Universitaire Amiens Nord
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 7/2009

Description:
Patients:
This phase 3 study involved 135 advanced hepatocellular carcinoma patients. The average patient age was 65 years and 81% were male.

Treatment:
Patients were treated with the hormone drug called octreotide, which is similar to the biological hormone somatostatin and may interfere with cancer cell growth signals.

Toxicities:
There was one treatment-related death due to stroke in this study. Grade 3/4 diarrhea was also reported.

Results:
The median overall survival was 6.53 months.

Support:
This study was supported by Novartis Pharma.

Correspondence: Dr. Jean Claude Barbare; email: barbare.jeanclaude@chu-amiens.fr

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