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Colon Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. Hormone. The Royal Marsden, Sutton, United Kingdom



Survival: 6.1 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 5
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
Hormone
   
Drugs:
Country: United Kingdom
   
City/State/Province: Sutton
   
Hospital: The Royal Marsden
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 10/2013

Description:
Patients:
This phase 2 study involved 29 metastatic or recurrent colorectal cancer patients who had received prior chemotherapy. The median patient age was 66.2 years and 72.4% were male.

Treatment:
Patients were treated with the chemotherapy agent patupilone and steroid hormone dexamethasone or prednisolone.

Toxicities:
There was one treatment-related death due to dehydration. Grade 3-4 diarrhea and lethargy were also reported.

Results:
The median overall survival was 6.1 months.

Support:
This study was partially supported by Norvartis.

Correspondence: Dr. Ian Chau; email: ian.chau@rmh.nhs.uk

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