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Prostate Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver, BC, Canada



Survival: 11.3 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 4
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
   
Drugs:
Country: Canada
   
City/State/Province: Vancouver, BC
   
Hospital: BC Cancer Agency
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 1/2012

Description:
Patients:
This phase 2 study involved 83 metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer patients who had been previously treated with docetaxel. The median patient age was 67 years.

Treatment:
Patients were treated with the chemotherapy agent patupilone.

Toxicities:
The most severe toxicities were of grade 4. Grade 3-4 toxicities included diarrhea, fatigue, anorexia, and pain.

Results:
The median overall survival was 11.3 months.

Support:
This study was supported by Novartis, makers of patupilone.

Correspondence: Dr. K. N. Chi; email: kchi@bccancer.bc.ca

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