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Rectal Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. Istituto Regina Elena, Rome, Italy



Survival: 15.1 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 3
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
   
Drugs: Adrucil
Camptosar
Eloxatin
Leucovorin
Country: Italy
   
City/State/Province: Rome
   
Hospital: Istituto Regina Elena
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 11/2003

Description:
Patients: This Phase II study involved 35 patients with metastatic colorectal cancer. All patients had received prior chemotherapy.

Treatment: The treatment consisted of four chemotherapy drugs irinotecan (camptosar), oxaliplatin (eloxatin), 5-FU (adrucil) and folinic acid (leucovorin).

Toxicity: Grade 3 toxicities included: hemotologic, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, mucositis, and asthenia.

Results: Median overall survival was 15.1 months.

Correspondence: C. Garufi, MD

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