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Colon Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan, China



Survival: 13.4 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 3
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
   
Drugs: Leucovorin
Country: China
   
City/State/Province: Taiwan
   
Hospital: Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang-Ming University
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 8/2007

Description:
Patients: This phase III study involved 28 patients with metastatic or recurrent colorectal cancer. The median age was 68, ranging from 33 to 82 years.

Treatment: All patients were treated with the chemotherapy drugs oxaliplatin, fluorouracil, and tegafur/uracil. Tegafur also has some biological effects, preventing the new blood vessels from forming.

Toxicity: Grade 3 leukopenia, vomiting, and sensory neuropathy were reported.

Results: The median overall survival was 13.4 months. The median time to disease progression was 5.2 months.

Correspondence: Dr. Peng-Chan Lin

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