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Mesothelioma Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. Instituto Nacional de Cancerología, Tlalpan, Mexico



Survival: 20.7 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 4
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
   
Drugs:
Country: Mexico
   
City/State/Province: Tlalpan
   
Hospital: Instituto Nacional de Cancerología
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 5/2014

Description:
Patients:
This phase 2 study involved 41 advanced malignant pleural mesothelioma patients. The average patient age was 59.7 years and 65.9% were male.

Treatment:
Patients received chemotherapy with gemcitabine and cisplatin.

Toxicities:
The most severe toxicities were of grade 4 and included neutropenia with fever, thrombocytopenia, and liver toxicity.

Results:
The median overall survival was 20.7 months.

Correspondence: Dr. Oscar Arrieta; email: ogar@unam.mx

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