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Mesothelioma Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC, United States



Survival: 33.5 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 4
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
   
Drugs: Pemetrexed
Country: United States
   
City/State/Province: Washington, DC
   
Hospital: Washington Hospital Center
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 8/2012

Description:
Patients:
This phase 2 study involved 10 diffuse malignant pleural mesothelioma patients who had been previously treated with cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC (a specific method of chemotherapy). The average patient age was 51 years and 7 were male.

Treatment:
Patients were treated with the chemotherapy agents pemetrexed and cisplatin.

Toxicities:
The most severe toxicities were of grade 4 and included grade 3-4 catheter infection. Alopecia and fatigue were also reported.

Results:
The median overall survival was 33.5 months.

Correspondence: Dr. Lana Bijelic; email: lana.bijelic@medstar.net

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