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Liver Cancer treatment details. Alternative. Chemotherapy. City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, CA, United States



Survival: 9.2 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 4
   
Treatments: Alternative
Chemotherapy
   
Drugs:
Country: United States
   
City/State/Province: Duarte, CA
   
Hospital: City of Hope National Medical Center
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 10/2009

Description:
Patients:
This phase 2 study involved 31 advanced hepatocellular patients. The median patient age was 60 years and 93.5% were male.

Treatment:
Patients were treated with the chemotherapy agent capecitabine and the alternative therapy agent called PHY906, which is a formulation of herbs and fruit.

Toxicities:
The most severe toxicities were of grade 4 and included grade 3-4 hand foot skin reaction and mucositis. Grade 1-2 diarrhea and fatigue were also reported.

Results:
The median overall survival was 9.2 months.

Support:
Some of the authors were employed by Phytoceutica, makers of PHY906.

Correspondence: Dr. Yun Yen; email: yyen@coh.org

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