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Mesothelioma Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. National Kyushu Cancer Center, Fukuoka, Japan



Survival: 11.2 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 4
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
   
Drugs:
Country: Japan
   
City/State/Province: Fukuoka
   
Hospital: National Kyushu Cancer Center
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 10/2013

Description:
Patients:
This phase 2 study involved 17 malignant pleural mesothelioma patients who had previously been treated with pemetrexed and platinum-based chemotherapy. The median patient age was 58 years and 15 were male.

Treatment:
Patients were treated with the chemotherapy agents gemcitabine and vinorelbine.

Toxicities:
The most severe toxicities were of grade 4 and included leucopenia and neutropenia. Grade 3 phlebitis (blood vein inflammation) and constipation were also reported.

Results:
The median overall survival was 11.2 months.

Support:
Some of the authors have received financial support from Eli Lilly Japan and Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd..

Correspondence: Dr. Yukito Ichinose; email: yichinos@nk-cc.go.jp

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