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Mesothelioma Cancer treatment details. Alternative. University of Texas, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, United States



Survival: N/R
   
Toxicity Grade: 3
   
Treatments: Alternative
   
Drugs:
Country: United States
   
City/State/Province: Houston, Texas
   
Hospital: University of Texas, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 3/2001

Description:
Patients: This Phase I trial involved 49 patients with a variety of different cancers. Three of the 49 patients had mesothelioma.

Treatment: The treatment consisted of an extract from green tea (Camellia sinensis).

Toxicity: Toxicities included grade 3 constipation, and grade 2 palpitations, fatigue, vomiting, pain, and cough.

Results: The median duration of therapy was only two months. There were no major responses and overall survival was not discussed.

Support: Ito En, Ltd provided research support. This company markets green tea extract.

Correspondence: Katherine M.W. Pisters, MD

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