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Liver Cancer treatment details. Biologic therapy. Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea



Survival: 5.5 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 4
   
Treatments: Biologic therapy
   
Drugs:
Country: Korea
   
City/State/Province: Seoul
   
Hospital: Yonsei University College of Medicine
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 10/2013

Description:
Patients:
This study involved 226 advanced hepatocellular cancer patients with a median age of 57 years, 83.2% of whom were male.

Treatment:
Patients were treated with the biologic therapy agent sorafenib, which is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor that interferes with tumor growth.

Toxicities:
The most severe toxicities were of grade 4 and included grade 2-4 hand-foot syndrome (skin reaction), diarrhea, and abdominal pain.

Results:
The median overall survival was 5.5 months.

Correspondence: Dr. Kwang-Hyub Han; email: gihankhys@yuhs.ac

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