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Breast Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. European Organization for the Research and Treatment of Cancer Data Center, Brussels, Belgium



Survival: 20.6 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 4
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
   
Drugs: Adriamycin
Taxol
Country: Belgium
   
City/State/Province: Brussels
   
Hospital: European Organization for the Research and Treatment of Cancer Data Center
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 7/2002

Description:
Patients: This Phase II study involved 271 treated patients with metastatic breast cancer. Patients were divided into two groups – Group AT was comprised of 136 patients; Group AC was comprised of 135 patients.

Treatment: Group AT patients were treated with two drugs – doxorubicin (adriamycin) and paclitaxel (taxol).

Toxicity: Toxicity in the AT group included neutropenia (grade 4), and grade 3-4 infection, thrombocytopenia, nausea/vomiting, stomatitis, arthralgia/myalgia, sensory neurotoxicity, CHF, and LVEF.

Results: The median survival for the “AT patients” was 20.6 months.

Support: The study was supported by Bristol-Myers Squibb. Bristol-Myers Squibb markets taxol.

Correspondence: Martine Piccart, MD

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