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[MOL] Hepatic Chemotherapy Improves Outcome After Resection Of Liver



Good DAy All,



HOpe the following information will be of some use and educational.



Hepatic Chemotherapy Improves Outcome After Resection Of Liver

Metastases



WESTPORT, Dec 30 (Reuters Health) - A combination of hepatic

arterial infusion of floxuridine and intravenous fluorouracil

improves 2 year outcome in patients who undergo resection of

hepatic metastases from colorectal cancer, scientists from the

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York report.  Dr.

Nancy Kemeny and colleagues describe their study in the December

30th issue of The New England Journal of Medicine.  The

researchers administered six cycles of hepatic arterial infusion

with floxuridine and dexamethasone plus intravenous fluorouracil,

with or without leucovorin, to 74 patients beginning 4 weeks

after resection of hepatic metastases from colorectal cancer.



http://ipn.intelihealth.com/ipn/ihtIPN?st=7189&c=260980

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God Bless All,

marty auslander
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