Cancer Treatment Results  Survival Rates Cancer Treatments / Therapy Results
Cancer
 

Click here to go back to your search results.

Breast Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. Morgagni-Pierantoni Hospital, Forli, Italy



Survival: 36.4 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 5
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
   
Drugs: Adriamycin
Gemzar
Taxol
Country: Italy
   
City/State/Province: Forli
   
Hospital: Morgagni-Pierantoni Hospital
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 3/2006

Description:
Patients: This Phase II study involved 33 women with advanced or metastatic (stage IIIB-IV) breast cancer. The median age was 59, and most participants were postmenopausal.

Treatment: Treatment included doxorubicin (50mg/m2) on day 1, followed by paclitaxel (160mg/m2) on day 2, and gemcitabine (800mg/m2) on day 6. This cycle was repeated every 21-28 days for a maximum of 8 cycles.

Toxicity: One patient died from septic shock during the first treatment cycle. In addition, grade 4 toxicities included: neutropenia, leukopenia, and diarrhea.

Results: The overall median survival was 36.4 months. The authors reported that this treatment regime appears to have anti tumor activity in anthrcycline naive metastatic breast cancers. However toxicity issues need to be resolved.

Correspondence: Alessandro Passardi

E-mail to a Friend Email Physician More Information