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Breast Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan Region



Survival: 32.4 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 4
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
   
Drugs:
Country: Taiwan Region
   
City/State/Province: Taipei
   
Hospital: Veterans General Hospital
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 3/2005

Description:
Patients: This study involved 29 women with advanced, metastatic, or recurrent breast cancer. The median age was 55 years. All but nine patients had developed an additional metastatic site, which included lung, lymph node, liver, and bone.

Treatment: The treatment involved one chemotherapeutic drug: genetaxyl.

Toxicity: Grade 3-4 toxicites included: neutropenia, sensory neurotoxicity, myalgia/arthralgia, leukopenia, and stomatitis.

Results: The median overall survival was 32.4 months; among patients with metastatic disease, the median survival was 24.3 months. There was a better response rate in patients with local disease and those who had not received prior chemotherapeutic treatment.

Support: Genovate Biotechnology provided the Genetaxyl and a study nurse. Genovate develops Genetaxyl.

Correspondence: Po-Min Chen, M.D., Ph.D.

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