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Prostate Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany



Survival: 18.7 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 4
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
   
Drugs:
Country: Germany
   
City/State/Province: Hamburg
   
Hospital: University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 1/2006

Description:
Patients: This Phase II study involved 34 men with hormone refractory prostate cancer. The median age was 67 years. Previous therapies included surgery (13 patients), radiation (24), and estramustine chemotherapy (14). Metastatic sites included lymph nodes, liver, and lung.

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

Toxicity: Grade 3-4 toxicities included neutropenia, leukopenia, anemia, cardiac toxicity, and thrombocytopenia.

Results: The median overall survival was 18.7 months. One patient had a partial response, and seven had stable disease.

Correspondence: W. Fiedler

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