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Breast Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. Institut de CancÚrologie de la Loire, St Priest en Jarez, France



Survival: 19.0 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 4
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
   
Drugs:
Country: France
   
City/State/Province: St Priest en Jarez
   
Hospital: Institut de CancÚrologie de la Loire
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 2/2012

Description:
Patients:
This study involved 20 previously untreated female patients with metastatic breast cancer with a median age of 62.5 years.

Treatment:
Patients were treated with the chemotherapy agents pegylated liposomal doxorubicin and gemcitabine.

Toxicities:
The most severe treatment-related toxicities were of grade 4 and included neutropenia and mucositis (inflammation of the lining of the gastrointestinal tract).

Results:
The median overall survival was 19 months.

Support:
Some of the authors are employed by the pharmaceutical companies Schering Plough and Elli Lilly.

Correspondence: Dr. Nicolas Magne; email: nicolas.magne@icloire.fr

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