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Brain Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. Radiation. Kizawa Memorial Hospital, Minokamo, Gifu, Japan



Survival: 20.0 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 4
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
Radiation
   
Drugs:
Country: Japan
   
City/State/Province: Minokamo, Gifu
   
Hospital: Kizawa Memorial Hospital
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 5/2014

Description:
Patients:
This study involved 45 glioblastoma multiforme patients. The median patient age was 61 years and 62.2% were male.

Treatment:
Patients were treated with hypofractionated, high-dose irradiation therapy and the chemotherapy agent temozolomide.

Toxicities:
The most severe toxicities were of grade 4 and included radiation necrosis (tissue death), thrombocytopenia, and hemorrhage within the tumor.

Results:
The median overall survival was 20.0 months.

Correspondence: Dr. Kazuhiro Miwa; email: doctor.3@jasmine.ocn.ne.jp

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