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Liver Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. Federation Francophone de Cancerologie digestive , Dijon Cedex, France



Survival: 13.8 months
   
Toxicity Grade:
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
   
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Country: France
   
City/State/Province: Dijon Cedex
   
Hospital: Federation Francophone de Cancerologie digestive
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 3/2008

Description:
Patients:  This phase III study involved 123 patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma and liver cirrhosis.
 
Treatment:  Patients were treated with either transarterial lipiodol chemoembolisation and tamoxifen or tamoxifen alone.

Toxicities:  The most common toxicities were fever, abdominal pain, liver failure, and increased levels of creatinine.

Results: The median overall survival was 13.8 months in the patients treated with transarterial lipiodol chemoembolisation and tamoxifen, and 11.0 months for those treated with tamoxifen alone.

Correspondence:  Dr. F. Bonnetain

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