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Brain Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. Radiotherapy Division of Pisa University Hospital, Pisa, Italy



Survival: 24.5 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 4
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
   
Drugs:
Country: Italy
   
City/State/Province: Pisa
   
Hospital: Radiotherapy Division of Pisa University Hospital
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 3/2009

Description:
Patients: This phase 2 study involved 50 patients with recurrent glioblastoma. There were 31 men and 19 women. Their median age was 56.8 years, ranging from 30 to 76.

Treatment: Patients were treated with Fotemustine, a chemotherapy drug.

Toxicity: Grade 3 thrombocytopenia was reported in four patients. Grade 3 anemia and lymphopenia were each reported in one patient. Grade 4 neutropenia was also reported in one patient.

Results: The median overall survival was 24.5 months, ranging from 6.9 to 86.4.

Correspondence: Dr. Maria Grazia Fabrini

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