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Liver Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. Samsung Medical Center, Seoul, Korea

Survival: 7.3 months
Toxicity Grade: 4
Treatments: Chemotherapy
Drugs: Adriamycin
Country: Korea
City/State/Province: Seoul
Hospital: Samsung Medical Center
Journal: Link
Date: 11/2004

Patients: This Phase II study involved a total of 42 patients with metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma. There were 36 men and 6 women and the median age was 45 years. Of the 42 patients, 37 were considered evaluable for treatment response.

Treatment: Treatment consisted of two chemotrherapy drugs: doxorubicin and cisplatin.

Toxicity: There was one treatment related death due to septic shock. In addition, grade 4 toxicities included leukopenia, diarrhea, and anorexia. Grade 3 toxicities also included anemia, thrombocytopenia, hyperbilirubinemia, nausea/vomiting, stomatitis, and alopecia.

Results: The median survival for the 37 evaluable patients was 7.3 months.

Correspondence: Joon Oh Park, MD

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