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Breast Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. ‘‘S. Martino’’ Hospital, Genoa, Italy



Survival: 27.0 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 4
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
   
Drugs:
Country: Italy
   
City/State/Province: Genoa
   
Hospital: ‘‘S. Martino’’ Hospital
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 2/2011

Description:
Patients:
This study involved 42 women with metastatic breast cancer who had been previously treated with anthracycline drugs. The median age of the group was 48 years.

Treatment:
Patients were treated with a combination of 2 chemotherapy agents, docetaxel and gemcitabine.

Toxicities:
The most severe adverse effect reported was one case of grade 4 neutropenia. Other reported effects were rash (2 cases of grade 3), mucositis (inflammation of mucous membranes lining the digestive tract; 5 cases of grade 2), and vomiting (1 case of grade 3).

Results:
The median overall survival was 27 months.

Correspondence: Dr. R. Murialdo; email: rozzis752000@yahoo.it

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