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Rectal Cancer treatment details. Surgery. Queens Hospital Center, Queens, New York, United States

Survival: 49.4 months
Toxicity Grade: 5
Treatments: Surgery
Country: United States
City/State/Province: Queens, New York
Hospital: Queens Hospital Center
Journal: Link
Date: 3/2002

Patients: This trial involved patients with one to three potentially resectable metastases of colorectal carcinoma to the liver. There were a total of 75 “assessable” patients in this trial divided into two groups. The “Control” group contained 45 patients and the “Chemotherapy” group contained 30 patients.

Treatment: Treatment in the Control group involved surgery only. Treatment in the Chemotherapy group involved surgery plus postoperative hepatic arterial floxuridine combined with intravenous continuous-infusion fluorouracil.

Toxicity: There were two postoperative deaths from operative complications – one in each group.

Results: The median survival of the Control group was 49.4 months.

Correspondence: M. Margaret Kemeny, MD

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