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Colon Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. Kurume University Hospital, Kurume, Japan



Survival: 20.9 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 3
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
   
Drugs:
Country: Japan
   
City/State/Province: Kurume
   
Hospital: Kurume University Hospital
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 2/2013

Description:
Patients:
This phase 2 study involved 45 advanced or recurrent colorectal cancer patients who were not previously treated. The average patient age was 62 years and 27 were male.

Treatment:
Patients were treated with the chemotherapy agents S-1 and irinotecan.

Toxicities:
The most severe toxicities were of grade 3 and included neutropenia, anorexia, and diarrhea. Grade 2 fatigue and alopecia were also reported.

Results:
The median overall survival was 20.9 months.

Correspondence: Dr. Yutaka Ogata; email: yogata@med.kurume-u.ac.jp

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