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[Administration of low-dose albumin-bound Paclitaxel for the treatment of advanced and recurrent breast cancer patients].

Gan To Kagaku Ryoho. 2013 Jul;40(7):909-12

Authors: Kawamura M, Nakano S, Kyoda S, Tabei I, Yoshida K, Takeyama H


A recent foreign clinical trial showed albumin-bound paclitaxel(260mg/m2 tri-weekly)to have a better response for metastatic breast cancer(MBC)than did treatment with paclitaxel alone(175mg/m2 tri-weekly). It was sometimes difficult to control the occurrence of side effects, such as neutropenia and neuropathy, especially after many treatments. The effect of low-dose albumin-bound paclitaxel(180-220mg/m2 tri-weekly)was evaluated in 8 patients with MBC. The overall response rate was 62. 5%(CR 1, PR 4), and 2 cases had Grade 3/4 toxicity(Grade 3 neutropenia); however, all patients were manageable. In addition, there was a good response rate(50%, PR 3)among the patients previously treated with paclitaxel. Because patient's "care" is as important as the "cure" in the treatment of MBC, an effective and well-tolerated regimen is recommended for patients with this disease. Low-dose albumin-bound paclitaxel was effective with reduced side effects, even after PTX treatment. Therefore, albumin-bound paclitaxel may be an optional treatment for MBC after any treatment.

PMID: 23863734 [PubMed - in process]