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Brain Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. Radiation. Chiba Cancer Center, Chiba, Japan



Survival: 20.0 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 5
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
Radiation
   
Drugs:
Country: Japan
   
City/State/Province: Chiba
   
Hospital: Chiba Cancer Center
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 3/2014

Description:
Patients:
This phase 2 study involved 46 glioblastoma multiforme patients with a median age of 65.5 years; 30 were male.

Treatment:
Patients were treated with radiation therapy and the chemotherapy agent temozolomide.

Toxicities:
Treatment-related deaths due to radiation necrosis (tissue death), pneumonia, and lung embolism were reported. Grade 3-4 neutropenia and anemia were also reported.

Results:
The median overall survival was 20 months.

Correspondence: Dr. Toshihiko Iuchi; email: tiuchi@chiba-c.jp

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