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Mesothelioma Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. Surgery. University of New South Wales, New South Wales, Australia



Survival: 44.0 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 5
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
Surgery
   
Drugs:
Country: Australia
   
City/State/Province: New South Wales
   
Hospital: University of New South Wales
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 7/2015

Description:
Patients:
This study involved 44 diffuse malignant peritoneal mesothelioma patients. The average patient age was 51.6 years and 63.6 were male.

Treatment:
Patients received cytoreductive surgery (CRS) combined with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) with cisplatin and mitomycin.

Toxicities:
There were three treatment-related deaths in hospital due to treatment/surgery. Infection, pneumonia, bleeding, and kidney impairment were also reported.

Results:
The median overall survival was 44 months.

Correspondence: Dr. D.L. Morris; email: david.morris@unsw.edu.au

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