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Liver Cancer treatment details. Biologic therapy. Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

Survival: 7.0 months
Toxicity Grade: 4
Treatments: Biologic therapy
Country: Egypt
City/State/Province: Cairo
Hospital: Ain Shams University
Journal: Link
Date: 9/2013

This involved advanced hepatocellular carcinoma patients who were divided into two separate treatment groups. Group A had 26 patients with a median age of 53.5 years. Group B had 26 patients with a median age of 59.5 years. Gender information was not provided.

Patients in group A were treated with the biologic therapy agent sorafenib.

Patients in group B were given chemotherapy with cisplatin.

The most severe toxicities in group A were of grade 4 and included hand–foot skin reaction, fatigue, and liver dysfunction.

In group B, the most severe toxicities were of grade 4 and included grade 3-4 liver dysfunction and thrombocytopenia.

The median overall survival was 7.05 months in group A and 5.07 months in group B.

Correspondence: Dr. Omar Abdel-Rahman; email:

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