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Melanoma treatment details. Chemotherapy. University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, United States



Survival: 12.0 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 3
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
   
Drugs: Trisenox
Country: United States
   
City/State/Province: Houston, TX
   
Hospital: University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 10/2005

Description:
Patients: This Phase II study involved 20 patients with metastatic melanoma, 13 men and 7 women.

Treatment: The treatment consisted of a form of chemotherapy, arsenic trioxide.

Toxicity: Grade 3 toxicities included neytopenia, fatigue, abdominal pain, and arthralgia.

Results: There were no responses and the median overall survival was 12 months (based on Figure 2 of the study).

Support: The study was supported by Cell Therapeutics. This company markets arsenic trioxide.

Correspondence: Agop Y. Bedikian, MD

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