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Prostate Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. University of Athens School of Medicine, Athens, Greece



Survival: 18.8 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 4
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
   
Drugs: Emcyt
Vepesid
Country: Greece
   
City/State/Province: Athens
   
Hospital: University of Athens School of Medicine
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 1/2004

Description:
Patients: This Phase II study involved 38 patients with hormone refractory prostate cancer. Patients were divided into two groups: Group 1 and Group 2. The average age of patients in Group 1 was 73 years and the median PSA was 56 (range from .1 823).

Treatment: The patients in Group 1 were treated with chemotherapy estramustine (emcyt) and etoposide (VP16, vepesid).

Toxicity: For patients in Group 1, grade 3-4 toxicities included neutropenia, anemia, thrombocytopenia, and alopecia.

Results: The median overall survival for patients in Group 1 was 18.8 months.

Correspondence: M.A. Dimopoulos, MD

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