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Kidney Cancer treatment details. Immunotherapy. Institut Bergonie, Bordeaux, France

Survival: 14.0 months
Toxicity Grade: 4
Treatments: Immunotherapy
Country: France
City/State/Province: Bordeaux
Hospital: Institut Bergonie
Journal: Link
Date: 12/2002

Patients: This Phase II study involved 66 patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma, 51 men and 15 women. The median age was 58. Fifty-nine patients had a prior nephrectomy.

Treatment: The treatment consisted of subcutaneous administration of interleukin-2 and interferon alpha.

Toxicity: Grade 3-4 toxicities included fever, diarrhea, nausea/vomiting, mucosistis, skin disorders, hypotension, cardiotoxicity, dyspnea, neurologic toxicity, infection, and hematologic toxicity.

Results: The median survival was 14 months.

Correspondence: Alain Ravaud, MD, PhD

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