Alternative Treatment – University of Texas

Survival: N/R
Toxicity Grade: 3
Treatments: Alternative
Country: United States
City/State/Province: Houston, Texas
Hospital: University of Texas, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
Journal: Link
Date: 3/2001

Patients: This Phase I trial involved 49 patients with a variety of different cancers. Three of the 49 patients had mesothelioma.

Treatment: The treatment consisted of an extract from green tea (Camellia sinensis).

Toxicity: Toxicities included grade 3 constipation, and grade 2 palpitations, fatigue, vomiting, pain, and cough.

Results: The median duration of therapy was only two months. There were no major responses and overall survival was not discussed.

Support: Ito En, Ltd provided research support. This company markets green tea extract.

Correspondence: Katherine M.W. Pisters, MD

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