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Mesothelioma Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. Charing Cross Hospital, London, United Kingdom



Survival: 9.6 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 4
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
   
Drugs:
Country: United Kingdom
   
City/State/Province: London
   
Hospital: Charing Cross Hospital
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 5/2008

Description:
Patients: This phase II study involved 63 patients with relapsed malignant pleural mesothelioma. Their median age was 59, ranging from 29 to 77 years old. The majority (93.6%) of patients were men.

Treatment: Patients were treated weekly with the chemotherapy drug vinorelbine.

Toxicity: Grade 3/4 neutropenia was reported in 55% of patients; other, less common grade 3/4 toxicities were anemia, constipation, neuropathy, and phlebitis.

Results: The median overall survival was 9.6 months.

Correspondence: Dr. Justin Stebbing

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