Posts Tagged ‘Platinol’

Chemo combo highly effective for mesothelioma

22 Jul 2008 by under News, Research/Treatment

Researchers in Denmark have discovered a combination that is proving to be highly effective for people with non-resectable malignant mesothelioma, according to a recent report on CancerConsultants.com. The study was published in a June issue of the British Journal of Cancer.

According to the report, the study evaluated a regimen of Navelbine () and Platinol (cisplatin) for the treatment of 54 patients with newly diagnosed non-resectable mesothelioma. The median number of cycles of chemotherapy administered was four. There were two complete responses and 14 partial responses.

The median survival was 16.8 months, and the median time to tumor progression was 7.2 months. The one-year survival was 61 percent, the two-year survival was 31 percent, and the three-year survival was 4 percent.

The authors of the study say these results are as good as or better than currently used combinations for treatment of mesothelioma.