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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
Navelbine
Taxol
Country: Italy
   
City/State/Province: Orbassano
   
Hospital: Azienda Ospedaliera San Luigi
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 2/2005

Description:
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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