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Breast Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. Istituto Nazionale per la Ricerca sul Cancro, Genova, Italy



Survival: ?
   
Toxicity Grade: 4
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
   
Drugs: Taxotere
Xeloda
Country: Italy
   
City/State/Province: Genova
   
Hospital: Istituto Nazionale per la Ricerca sul Cancro
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 3/2003

Description:
Patients: This Phase II study involved 67 patients with previously untreated, advanced or metastatic breast cancer.

Treatment: The treatment consisted of three drugs oral capecitabine (xeloda) in combination with docetaxel (taxotere) and epirubicin.

Toxicity: Grade 4 toxicities included mucositis, febrile neutropenia, and pulmonary thromboembolism. Other toxicities included nausea, asthenia, mucositis, fever, vomiting, hand-foot syndrome, paresthesia, diarrhea, bone pain, edema, and myalgia.

Results: The observation period was insufficient to determine overall survival.

Correspondence: Marco Venturini, MD

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