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Bleomycin, Etoposide and Cisplatinum (BEP) Chemotherapy for Metastatic Germ Cell Tumours: Treatment Outcomes at UKM Medical Centre, Malaysia
- Azrif, Muhammad (Department of Radiotherapy & Oncology, UKM Medical Centre) ;
- Leong, Yu Kong (Department of Radiotherapy & Oncology, UKM Medical Centre) ;
- Aslan, Nik Muhammad (Department of Radiotherapy & Oncology, UKM Medical Centre) ;
- Fong, Kua Voon (Department of Radiotherapy & Oncology, UKM Medical Centre) ;
- Ismail, Fuad (Department of Radiotherapy & Oncology, UKM Medical Centre)
- Published : 2012.06.30
Introduction: Although bleomycin/etoposide/cisplatinum (BEP) chemotherapy is established as the standard treatment for germ cell tumours, it requires significant experience in administration and toxicity management to maintain optimal dose intensity. A retrospective review of 30 patients was conducted at UKMMC to study treatment outcomes. Methods & Materials: Patients with GCTs and treated with at least two cycles of BEP chemotherapy between January 2003 and Oct 2009 were eligible for this study. Patients received 4-6 cycles of bleomycin 30,000IU IV D1, D8 & D15 and either etoposide
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