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Breast Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. Hospital Saint Louis, Paris, France

Survival: 22.7 months
Toxicity Grade: 4
Treatments: Chemotherapy
Drugs: Taxotere
Country: France
City/State/Province: Paris
Hospital: Hospital Saint Louis
Journal: Link
Date: 7/2005

Patients: This Phase II study involved 186 women with metastatic breast cancer. Ninety-two women (median age 53) were randomly assigned into Group A, and ninety-four (median age 55) were placed into Group B. The median number of metastatic sites was two and included lung, liver, bone, and soft tissue.

Treatment: Patients in Group B received the drug docetaxel (chemotherapy).

Toxicity: In Group B, grade 3/4 toxicities included: neutropenia, leukopenia, asthenia, alopecia, diarrhea, and headache.

Results: For Group B, the median overall survival was 22.7 months.

Support: Several authors disclosed being consultants, advisors, or honoraria recipients from Aventis Pharmaceuticals. Aventis manufactures and markets docetaxel.

Correspondence: Michel Marty, M.D., Ph.D.

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