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Brain Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. Radiation. Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States



Survival: 4.9 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 3
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
Radiation
   
Drugs: Paraplatin
Country: United States
   
City/State/Province: Stanford, California
   
Hospital: Stanford University
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 5/2001

Description:
Patients: Fourteen patients with newly diagnosed gliomas were involved in this study. Nine patients had glioblastoma multiforme and five patients had anaplastic astrocytoma.

Treatment: Treatment consisted of a chemotherapy drug, carboplatin (paraplatin) in combination with radiotherapy.

Toxicity: Toxicities included nausea (grade 2-3), fatigue, hearing loss, and alopecia.

Results: Median survival for the glioblastoma patients was 21 weeks (4.9 months).

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