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Breast Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States



Survival: 22.5 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 5
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
   
Drugs: Taxol
Country: United States
   
City/State/Province: Indianapolis, Indiana
   
Hospital: Indiana University Medical Center
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 2/2003

Description:
Patients: This Phase III trial involved 731 patients with metastatic breast cancer. Patients were divided into three groups: Group A contained 245 patients, Group B contained 242 patients, and Group C contained 244 patients.

Treatment: Patients in Group A were administered the drug doxorubicin. Patients in Group B were administered the drug paclitaxel (taxol). Patients in Group C were administered the drugs – doxorubicin and paclitaxel.

Toxicity: 1.6% of patients in Group B (i.e. 4 patients) experienced “lethal toxicity.” Grade 3-4 toxicities included hematologic, infection, cardiac complications, neurologic complications, vomiting, diarrhea, and stomatitis.

Results: Median overall survival for patients in Group B was 22.5 months.

Correspondence: George W. Sledge, MD

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