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

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

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

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

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.

The median overall survival was 15.3 months.

Correspondence: Dr. G. L. Ceresoli; email:

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