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Kidney Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. Hormone. Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, China

Survival: 10.0 months
Toxicity Grade: 3
Treatments: Chemotherapy
Drugs: Adrucil
Country: China
City/State/Province: Taipei, Taiwan
Hospital: Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang-Ming University
Journal: Link
Date: 7/2001

Patients: This Phase II study involved 17 patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma; 16 men and 1 woman. Median age was 72 years.

Treatment: The treatment consisted of tamoxifen (a drug that blocks the effects of the estrogen hormone) and colchicine (a drug for gout) and two chemotherapy drugs –vinblastine and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU).

Toxicity: Grade 2-3 toxicities included leucopenia, anemia, and vomiting.

Results: The median overall survival was 10 months.

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