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Mesothelioma Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. Surgery. University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, United States



Survival: 38.4 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 5
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
Surgery
   
Drugs:
Country: United States
   
City/State/Province: Baltimore, MD
   
Hospital: University of Maryland School of Medicine
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 3/2013

Description:
Patients:
This study involved 211 malignant peritoneal mesothelioma patients with a median age of 52 years and 38.9% were male.

Treatment:
Patients were treated with cytoreductive surgery and chemotherapy with a method termed hyperthermic intraoperative peritoneal perfusion of either mitomycin-C or cisplatin.

Toxicities:
There were five deaths during surgery reported for this study. Infection, pulmonary embolism, and vomiting were also reported.

Results:
The median overall survival was 38.4 months.

Correspondence: Dr. H. Richard Alexander, Jr.; email: HRAlexander@smail.umaryland.edu

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