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Liver Cancer treatment details. Alternative. Biologic therapy. Chemotherapy. Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences, Guangzhou, China



Survival: 28.8 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 4
   
Treatments: Alternative
Biologic therapy
Chemotherapy
   
Drugs:
Country: China
   
City/State/Province: Guangzhou
   
Hospital: Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 12/2013

Description:
Patients:
This study involved 30 hepatocellular carcinoma patients with an average age of 58 years; 22 patients were male.

Treatment:
Patients received chemotherapy with oxaliplatin and epirubicin, the alternative therapy called radiofrequency ablation (high frequency radio waves used to destroy tumor tissue), and biologic therapy with sorafenib.

Toxicities:
The most severe toxicities were of grade 4 and included hand-foot skin reaction, diarrhea, and fatigue.

Results:
The median overall survival was 28.8 months.

Correspondence: Dr. Li-Gong Lu; email: luligong1969@163.com

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