Treatment Results

Survival: ?
   
Toxicity Grade: 4
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
   
Drugs: Eloxatin
Raltitrexed
Country: Italy
   
City/State/Province: Genoa
   
Hospital: IST Istituto Nazionale per la Ricerca sul Cancro
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 11/2001

Description:
Patients: This study involved 11 patients with inoperable malignant pleural mesothelioma. None of the patients had been administered chemotherapy before.

Treatment: The treatment consisted of two chemotherapy drugs, oxaliplatin (eloxatin) and raltitrexed.

Toxicity: Grade 3 or 4 toxicities included gastrointestinal, diarrhea, asthenia, neurotoxicity, and transaminase elevation.

Results: Overall survival was not discussed, but the median time to progression (when the cancers grew) was 16.5 weeks.

Correspondence: Dr. Roberto Maisano
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