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Brain Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States



Survival: 5.3 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 4
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
   
Drugs: Paraplatin
Country: United States
   
City/State/Province: Madison, Wisconsin
   
Hospital: University of Wisconsin
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 4/2002

Description:
Patients: This Phase II study involved 45 patients with recurrent gliomas. Thirty-four patients had glioblastoma multiforme.

Treatment: The treatment consisted of two drugs, carboplatin (paraplatin) and thymidine.

Toxicity: Grade 3-4 non-hematologic toxicities included headache, altered consciousness, fatigue, and nausea. In addition there was hematologic toxicity equal to or greater than grade 3.

Results: For glioblastoma multiforme patients, the median survival was 23 weeks (5.3 months) from date of registration.

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