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Kidney Cancer treatment details. Biologic therapy. Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit, Michigan, United States



Survival: 10.0 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 4
   
Treatments: Biologic therapy
   
Drugs:
Country: United States
   
City/State/Province: Detroit, Michigan
   
Hospital: Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 11/2003

Description:
Patients: This Phase II study involved 24 patients with metastatic renal cell cancer; 16 men and 8 women. The median age was 60.5 years. Seventeen patients had undergone a prior nephrectomy, thirteen had prior immunotherapy, and four had prior radiation therapy.

Treatment: The treatment consisted of an antibiotic called Rebeccamycin.

Toxicity: Grade 4 toxicities included neutropenia, anemia, and leucopenia.

Results: The overall median survival was 10 months.

Correspondence: Maha Hussain, MD

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