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Melanoma treatment details. Biologic therapy. City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duarte, CA, United States



Survival: 5.0 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 3
   
Treatments: Biologic therapy
   
Drugs:
Country: United States
   
City/State/Province: Duarte, CA
   
Hospital: City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 9/2005

Description:
Patients: This Phase II study involved 33 patients with metastatic melanoma.

Treatment: The treatment consisted of a form of biological therapy - CCI-779, an analog of the immunosuppressive agent, rapamycin.

Toxicity: Grade 3 toxicities included rash and diarrhea.

Results: The median overall survival was 5 months.

Correspondence: Kim Margolin, MD

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