Chemotherapy – IST Istituto Nazionale per la Ricerca sul Cancro

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


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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