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Breast Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. Azienda Ospedaliera San Luigi, Orbassano , Italy

Survival: 27.3 months
Toxicity Grade: 4
Treatments: Chemotherapy
Drugs: Adrucil
Country: Italy
City/State/Province: Orbassano
Hospital: Azienda Ospedaliera San Luigi
Journal: Link
Date: 2/2005

Patients: This study involved 61 women with metastatic breast cancer. The median age was 54.3 years. All patients had received previous anthracycline chemotherapy and all except one had received previous surgery.

Treatment: The treatment consisted of three chemotherapy drugs paclitaxel, vinorelbine, and 5-florouracil.

Toxicities: There was one grade 4 toxicity leucopenia. Other toxicities included: grade 1-3 amenia, alopecia, mucosistis, and skin; grade 1 and 3 cardiac toxicity; and grade 3 hepatic toxicity. One patient died of sudden death, though it was not noted whether the episode was related to the treatment.

Results: The median overall survival was 27.3 months.

Correspondence: Professor L. Dogliotti

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