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Prostate Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI, United States



Survival: 18.0 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 4
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
   
Drugs:
Country: United States
   
City/State/Province: Ann Arbor MI
   
Hospital: University of Michigan
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 12/2005

Description:
Patients: This study involved 42 men with chemotherapy-naive metastatic hormone-resistant prostate cancer. The median age was 73 years. None of the patients had received chemotherapy prior to this study.

Treatment: The treatment consisted of one chemotherapeutic agent: ixabepilone.

Toxicity: Grade 3-4 toxicities included neutropenia, leukopenia, neurologic toxicity, hematologic toxicity, flu-like symptoms, and infection.

Results: The median overall survival was 18 months.

Support: One of the authors had received research support from BMS. BMS manufactures and/or markets ixabepilone.

Correspondence: Maha Hussain

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