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Liver Cancer treatment details. Biologic therapy. Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada



Survival: 7.1 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 4
   
Treatments: Biologic therapy
   
Drugs:
Country: Canada
   
City/State/Province: Toronto, ON
   
Hospital: Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 1/2015

Description:

Patients:
This phase 2 study involved 30 previously treated advanced hepatocellular carcinoma patients. The median patient age was 64 years and 70% were male.

Treatment:
Patients received biologic therapy with axitinib, a tyrosine kinase inhibitor that interferes with cancer cell growth.

Toxicities:
The most severe toxicities were grade 4 thrombocytopenia. Grade 3 diarrhea, high blood pressure, and hand-foot syndrome were also reported.

Results:
The median overall survival was 7.1 months.

Support:
This study was supported by Pfizer Canada.

Correspondence: Dr. Jennifer J. Knox; email: jennifer.knox@uhn.on.ca

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