Treatment Details – 14.8 months

Survival: 14.8 months
  
Toxicity Grade:4
  
Treatments: Chemotherapy
  
Drugs: Paraplatin
Pemetrexed
Country:United Kingdom
  
City/State/Province:Newcastle Upon Tyne
  
Hospital:Newcastle General Hospital
  
Journal:Link
  
Date: 8/2002

Description:
Patients: This Phase I study involved 27 patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma. None of these patients had received prior chemotherapy.

Treatment: The treatment consisted of two chemotherapy drugs, pemetrexed and carboplatin (paraplatin).

Toxicity: Toxicities included hematologic (grade 3-4), and grade 1-3 nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and stomatitis.

Results: Median survival time was 451 days (14.8 months).

Correspondence: Andy Hughes, MD, PhD

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