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Liver Cancer treatment details. Radiation. All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, India

Survival: 32.7 months
Toxicity Grade: 1
Treatments: Radiation
Country: India
City/State/Province: Ansari Nagar, New Delhi
Hospital: All India Institute of Medical Sciences
Journal: Link
Date: 5/2007

Patients: This clinical trial involved 93 patients (80 men and 13 women) with inoperable liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma). The average age was 53 years, ranging from 31 to 76.

Treatment: Patients received a mixture of the radionuclide Rhenium 188 and iodized oil through an injection in an artery.

Toxicity: Side effects of mild pain, fever and nausea were reported.

Results: The median overall survival was 980 days (32.7 months). At the time these findings were reported, 26 patients were still alive (at 168 to 1148 days after treatment).

Correspondence: Deep Narayan Srivastava, M.D.

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