The effectiveness and safety of platinum-based pemetrexed and platinum-based gemcitabine treatment in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma


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AK G., METİNTAŞ S., Akarsu M., METİNTAŞ M.

BMC CANCER, vol.15, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/s12885-015-1519-z
  • Journal Name: BMC CANCER
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus

Abstract

Background: We aimed to evaluate the efficiency and safety of cis/carboplatin plus gemcitabine, which was previously used for mesothelioma but with no recorded proof of its efficiency, compared with cis/carboplatin plus pemetrexed, which is known to be effective in mesothelioma, in comparable historical groups of malignant pleural mesothelioma.