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Breast Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. U.S. Oncology, Inc, Houston, Texas, United States



Survival: 16.0 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 4
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
   
Drugs: Paraplatin
Taxol
Country: United States
   
City/State/Province: Houston, Texas
   
Hospital: U.S. Oncology, Inc
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 9/2002

Description:
Patients: This Phase II trial involved 100 patients with advanced breast cancer.

Treatment: The treatment consisted of two chemotherapy drugs paclitaxel (taxol) and carboplatin (paraplatin).

Toxicity: Grade 3-4 toxicities included neutropenia, leucopenia, neuropathy, infection, anemia, weakness, paresthesia, and congestive heart failure.

Results: Median survival was 16.0 months.

Support: The study was written by a company called U.S. Oncology, Inc., and was supported in part by a grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb Oncology. Bristol-Myers Squibb markets paraplatin and taxol.

Correspondence: David Loesch, MD

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