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Brain Cancer treatment details. UniversitÓ Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy



Survival: 7.1 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 4
   
Treatments:
   
Drugs:
Country: Italy
   
City/State/Province: Ancona
   
Hospital: UniversitÓ Politecnica delle Marche
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 4/2013

Description:
Patients:
This study involved 65 elderly (at least 65 years old) recurrent glioblastoma patients who had been previously treated. The median patient age was 70 years and 35 were male.

Treatment:
Patients were treated with the chemotherapy agent fotemustine.

Toxicities:
The most severe toxicities were of grade 4 and included thrombocytopenia (15.3% of patients), leukopenia (9.2%), and neutropenia (9.2%).

Results:
The median overall survival was 7.1 months.

Correspondence: Dr. Matteo Santoni; email: mattymo@alice.it

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