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Colon Cancer treatment details. Biologic therapy. Chemotherapy. University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea



Survival: 20.0 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 5
   
Treatments: Biologic therapy
Chemotherapy
   
Drugs:
Country: Korea
   
City/State/Province: Seoul
   
Hospital: University of Ulsan College of Medicine
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 2/2014

Description:
Patients:
This phase 2 study involved 49 metastatic colorectal cancer patients who were not previously treated. The median patient age was 57 years and 30 were male.

Treatment:
Patients were treated with the chemotherapy agents oxaliplatin and capecitabine, as well as the biologic therapy agent bevacizumab.

Toxicities:
There was one treatment-related death due to heart attack. Grade 4 bowel perforation and grade 3 neutropenia, diarrhea, and nerve toxicity were also reported.

Results:
The median overall survival was 20 months.

Support:
Study medication was provided by Roche Korea Co.

Correspondence: Dr. Tae Won Kim; email: twkimmd@amc.seoul.kr

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