Treatment of metastatic breast cancer with vinorelbine and docetaxel

Vincenza Leonardi, Vittorio Gebbia, Agata Laudani, Caterina Scianna, Vittorio Gebbia, Giuseppina Savio, Alessio Pepe, Biagio Agostara, Vita Leonardi, Alessia Pepe

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OBJECTIVE: A phase II study was performed to evaluate efficacy and safety of the combination vinorelbine and docetaxel in patients with metastatic breast cancer previously treated with anthracycline-based regimens. Overall 41 patients were included in the study. METHODS: Treatment consisted of vinorelbine 25 mg/m and docetaxel 75 mg/m, both administered on day 1 every 3 weeks for a maximum of 9 cycles. Most patients (92%) were postmenopausal with a median age of 57 years, and median ECOG performance of 1. Sites of disease were viscera in 42% of patients, bones in 30%, soft-tissues in 32%. Sixty-five percent of patients had >2 metastatic sites. Previous treatments included neo-adjuvant chemotherapy in 7.3% of cases, adjuvant chemotherapy in 71%, and front-line chemotherapy for advanced disease in 50% of cases. RESULTS: A total of 273 cycles of chemotherapy were delivered (mean 6 cycles/patient). All patients were assessable for toxicity: alopecia was recorded in all patients, grade 2-3 neutropenia in 34% and grade 4 in 9.7%; grade 2-3 nausea/vomiting in 29%, grade 2-3 mucositis in 24.3%. Out of 39 patients evaluable for response, 7 (18%) complete responses and 13 (33%) partial responses have been recorded with an overall response rate of 51%. Six patients (15%) experienced stable disease and 13 patients (33%) progressed. Mean duration of responses was 15.2 months. Median time to progression and median overall survival were 6.2 and 14 months, respectively. CONCLUSION: In patients with metastatic breast cancer previously treated with anthracyclines the combination vinorelbine-docetaxel is very active and well tolerated representing a valid therapeutic option for the management of this patient population
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)276-280
Numero di pagine5
RivistaAmerican Journal of Clinical Oncology: Cancer Clinical Trials
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2006

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