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

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

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.

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

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).

The median overall survival was 27 months.

Correspondence: Dr. R. Murialdo; email:

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