Two cases of advanced and metastatic breast cancers were treated by docetaxel (TXT) in combination with intra-arterial infusion of adriamycin (ADM). Patients received 60 mg/body TXT i.v. and 30 mg/body ADM ia (AT therapy) bi-weekly. Clinical responses were observed in these two patients and the durations of responses were over 20 weeks. Critical toxicities of grade 2 leukopenia and alopecia were observed but grade 4 severe toxicities were not. Thus AT therapy can be easily and safely performed with outpatients. This therapy can improve the response rate and time to progression; therefore phase I or phase I/II clinical trials of AT therapy in Japan are recommended.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 2001|
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