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Liver Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. Radiation. Ghent University Hospital, De Pintelaan , Belgium

Survival: 5.5 months
Toxicity Grade: 5
Treatments: Chemotherapy
Drugs: Platinol
Country: Belgium
City/State/Province: De Pintelaan
Hospital: Ghent University Hospital
Journal: Link
Date: 7/2002

Patients: This trial involved 20 patients with inoperable hepatocellular (liver) carcinoma. Patients were evenly divided into two groups 10 patients in group A and 10 patients in group B.

Treatment: Group A patients received (131)I-Lipiodol therapy alone. Group B patients received (131)I-Lipiodol combined with low-dose cisplatin (platinol). (131)I-Lipiodol is a radionuclide.

Toxicity: Toxicity in group B included increasing bilirubin levels (grade 3), clinical liver failure, changes in blood count, pyrexia, nausea/vomiting, abdominal discomfort, progression of liver failure, and other laboratory changes.

Results: Median survival was 5.5 months (group B).

Correspondence: Boudewijn Brans, MD

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