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Mesothelioma Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. Radiation. Surgery. Azienda Ospedaliera-UniversitÓ di Padova, Padova, Italy



Survival: 15.5 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 5
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
Radiation
Surgery
   
Drugs: Pemetrexed
Country: Italy
   
City/State/Province: Padova
   
Hospital: Azienda Ospedaliera-UniversitÓ di Padova
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 1/2013

Description:
Patients:
This phase 2 study involved 54 malignant pleural mesothelioma patients who had not received prior treatment. The median patient age was 63 years and 87% were male.

Treatment:
Patients were given chemotherapy with pemetrexed and cisplatin, surgery, and radiation therapy.

Toxicities:
Treatment-related deaths due to cardiopulmonary failure, heart attack, septic shock, and pneumonia were reported. Nausea, anemia, and hypertension were also reported.

Results:
The median overall survival was 15.5 months.

Support:
This study was supported by Eli Lilly.

Correspondence: Dr. Rea Federico; email: federico.rea@unipd.it

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