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Brain Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. Radiation. Philipps-Universitaet Marburg, Marburg, Germany

Survival: 15.0 months
Toxicity Grade: 5
Treatments: Chemotherapy
Drugs: Hycamtin
Country: Germany
City/State/Province: Marburg
Hospital: Philipps-Universitaet Marburg
Journal: Link
Date: 4/2005

Patients: This trial involved 60 patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). There were 41 men and 19 women, and the mean age was 56 years. All patients had surgery prior to treatment.

Treatment: The treatment consisted of radiotherapy and one chemotherapeutic drug: topotecan.

Toxicity: Two patients died of infectious complications while undergoing therapy. Grade 3-4 toxicities included aberrant motor functions, consciousness, mucostitis, and hematological.

Results: The median overall survival was 15 months.

Support: Smith Kline Beecham provided both technical and logistical support for this project. Smith Kline Beecham manufactures and markets topotecan.

Correspondence: Markus W. Gross, MD

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