Cancer Treatment Results  Survival Rates Cancer Treatments / Therapy Results
Cancer
 

Click here to go back to your search results.

Mesothelioma Cancer treatment details. Biologic therapy. Chemotherapy. Cliniche Humanitas Gavazzeni, Bergamo, Italy



Survival: 15.3 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 5
   
Treatments: Biologic therapy
Chemotherapy
   
Drugs: Pemetrexed
Country: Italy
   
City/State/Province: Bergamo
   
Hospital: Cliniche Humanitas Gavazzeni
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 8/2013

Description:
Patients:
This phase 2 study involved 76 untreated malignant pleural mesothelioma patients. The median patient age was 67 years and 64% were male.

Treatment:
Patients were treated with the chemotherapy agents pemetrexed and carboplatin, and the biologic therapy agent bevacizumab.

Toxicities:
Treatment related deaths due to bowel perforation, infection, and sudden death were reported. Grade 4 neutropenia and kidney toxicity were also reported, as was constipation, fatigue, and mucositis.

Results:
The median overall survival was 15.3 months.

Correspondence: Dr. G. L. Ceresoli; email: giovanni_luca.ceresoli@gavazzeni.it

E-mail to a Friend Email Physician More Information