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Breast Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. Korea University Guro Hospital, Seoul, Korea



Survival: 41.0 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 4
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
   
Drugs:
Country: Korea
   
City/State/Province: Seoul
   
Hospital: Korea University Guro Hospital
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 2/2009

Description:
Patients: This study involved thirty-two women with recurrent metastatic breast cancer. The median age was 49 years, ranging from 33 to 64. All had received prior treatment with an anthracycline-containing chemotherapy regimen before being in this study.

Treatment: Patients were treated with the chemotherapy drugs docetaxel and epirubicin.

Toxicity: Grade 4 leukopenia was reported in 44.8% of patients, and grade 4 thrombocytopenia was reported in 10 patients (6.3%). Grade 3 leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, anemia, stomatitis/mucositis, and nausea/vomiting were also reported.

Results: The median overall survival was 41 months.

Correspondence: Dr. Jun Suk Kim

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