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Melanoma treatment details. Chemotherapy. Taipei Veterans Center, Taipei, Taiwan Region

Survival: 7.5 months
Toxicity Grade: 3
Treatments: Chemotherapy
Drugs: Gemzar
Country: Taiwan Region
City/State/Province: Taipei
Hospital: Taipei Veterans Center
Journal: Link
Date: 4/2005

Patients: This Phase II study involved 20 patients who failed to respond to cisplatin-based therapy. Nine patients were men, and eleven were women. The average age was 61.4 years. All patients had stage IV disease.

Treatment: The treatment consisted of one chemotherapeutic agent, gemcitabine.

Toxicities: No grade 4 toxicities were observed. Grade 3 toxicities included: thrombocytopenia, neutropenia, and anemia.

Results: The median overall survival was 7.5 months.

Correspondence: Dr. Yuh-Min Chen

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