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Colon Cancer treatment details. Biologic therapy. Catharina Hospital Eindhoven, Eindhoven, Netherlands



Survival: 11.4 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 2
   
Treatments: Biologic therapy
   
Drugs:
Country: Netherlands
   
City/State/Province: Eindhoven
   
Hospital: Catharina Hospital Eindhoven
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 11/2013

Description:
Patients:
This study involved 31 metastatic colorectal cancer patients who had previously received fluoropyrimidine-based chemotherapy. The average patient age was 65.5 years and 58.1% were male.

Treatment:
Patients were treated with the biologic therapy agent called panitumumab, which is a monoclonal antibody targeting the EGFR protein.

Toxicities:
The most severe toxicities were of grade 2 and included nausea, anorexia, and weight loss.

Results:
The median overall survival was 11.4 months.

Support:
This study was supported by Amgen.

Correspondence: Dr. I.E.G. van Hellemond; email: Irene.v.hellemond@catharinaziekenhuis.nl

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