Dose-dense paclitaxel and carboplatin vs. conventional paclitaxel and carboplatin as neoadjuvant chemotherapy for advanced epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer: a retrospective study

Takashi Shibutani, Shoji Nagao, Kazuhiro Suzuki, Michiko Kaneda, Kasumi Yamamoto, Tomoatsu Jimi, Hiroko Yano, Miho Kitai, Takaya Shiozaki, Kazuko Matsuoka, Tamotsu Sudo, Satoshi Yamaguchi

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Abstract

Background: The purpose of this study was to determine the optimal regimen of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) for advanced epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, and peritoneal cancers. Methods: A clinical information survey involving 171 patients with advanced epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer was conducted. These patients underwent NAC followed by interval debulking surgery at the Hyogo Cancer Center (Hyogo, Japan) between January 2006 and December 2015. Results: The median observation period was 41 (range 4–138) months. Dose-dense paclitaxel and carboplatin (TC) was administered in 101 patients (59%); tri-weekly TC was administered 70 patients (41%). Median progression-free survival was 21 [95% confidence interval (CI) 18–23] months and 15 (95% CI 13–17) months in the dose-dense TC and conventional-TC group [hazard ratio (HR) = 0.69, 95% CI 0.46–0.96; p = 0.02], respectively. The median overall survival was 59 (95% CI 46–72) and 40 (95% CI 32–57) months in the dose-dense TC group and conventional-TC group (HR = 0.72, 95% CI 0.48–1.06; p = 0.09). Multivariate analysis for progression-free survival demonstrated that dose-dense TC represented an independent prognostic factor (HR = 0.70, 95% CI 0.50–0.99; p = 0.04). Conclusions: Dose-dense TC is a promising regimen of NAC for advanced epithelial ovarian cancer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)502-507
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Clinical Oncology
Volume25
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Dose-dense TC
  • Interval debulking surgery
  • Neoadjuvant chemotherapy
  • Ovarian cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Hematology
  • Oncology

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