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Mesothelioma Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. University Hospital Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Netherlands



Survival: 8.8 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 4
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
   
Drugs: Vepesid
Country: Netherlands
   
City/State/Province: Amsterdam
   
Hospital: University Hospital Vrije Universiteit
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 11/1997

Description:
Patients: This Phase II trial involved 41 patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma.

Treatment: The treatment consisted of a chemotherapy drug, oral etoposide (VP 16-213, vepesid).

Toxicity: Grade 3-4 toxicities included hematological, nausea/vomiting, cutaneous reaction, and alopecia.

Results: Median survival was 38 weeks (8.8 months).

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