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Liver Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea



Survival: 7.1 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 4
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
   
Drugs:
Country: Korea
   
City/State/Province: Seoul
   
Hospital: Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 4/2009

Description:
Patients: This study involved 32 patients with inoperable hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer). The majority (26) were men. The median age was 50, ranging from 33 to 67 years old.

Treatment: Patients were treated with the chemotherapy drugs oxaliplatin and doxorubicin.

Toxicity: Grade 3 and 4 anemia, thrombocytopenia, and neutropenia were reported. Grade 4 neutropenia was the most common grade 4 toxicity, occuring in six patients. Grade 3 febrile neutropenia was reported in three patients.

Results: The median overall survival was 7.13 months (31 weeks).

Correspondence: Dr. Ho Yeong Lim

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