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Mesothelioma Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Eskisehir, Turkey



Survival: 11.0 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 4
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
   
Drugs:
Country: Turkey
   
City/State/Province: Eskisehir
   
Hospital: Eskisehir Osmangazi University
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 7/2015

Description:
Patients:
This study involved malignant pleural mesothelioma patients who were separated into two different treatment groups. Group A consisted of 116 patients, 58 of whom were male, with an average patient age of 60.7 years. Group B had 30 patients, 14 of whom were male, with an average patient age of 60.8 years.

Treatment:
Patients in group A received chemotherapy with cisplatin/carboplatin and pemetrexed.

Patients in group B received chemotherapy with cisplatin/carboplatin and gemcitabine.

Toxicities:
The most severe toxicities in group A were grade 3-4 and included neutropenia, nausea/vomiting, and nerve toxicity.

The most severe toxicities in group B were grade 3-4 and included neutropenia and nausea/vomiting.

Results:
The median overall survival times in group A and B were both 11.0 months.

Correspondence: Dr. Guntulu Ak; email: guntuluak@gmail.com

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