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Brain Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. University of Southern California, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Hospital, Department of Neurology , Los Angeles, California, United States



Survival: 4.0 months
   
Toxicity Grade:
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
   
Drugs: Camptosar
Country: United States
   
City/State/Province: Los Angeles, California
   
Hospital: University of Southern California, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Hospital, Department of Neurology
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 1/2002

Description:
Patients: This Phase II study involved 40 patients with recurrent glioblastoma multiforme. All patients had already been treated with surgery and radiotherapy.

Treatment: Treatment consisted of CPT-11 (Camptosar, Irinotecan).

Toxicity: No treatment related complications were seen. There was no evidence of grade 3 or 4 myelosuppression, diarrhea or abdominal pain.

Results: There were no responses to treatment after a cycle of CPT-11. Median survival was 4 months.

Correspondence: Marc C. Chamberlain

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