Journal article

Carboplatin and chlorambucil combination chemotherapy as treatment for patients with ovarian cancer

BD Evans, P Chapman, P Dady, G Forgeson, D Perez, M McKeage, P Mitchell

International Journal of Gynecologic Cancer | Published : 1994

Abstract

Fifty-six patients with ovarian cancer (three stage IC, nine stage II, 33 stage III and II stage IV) were treated with carboplatin 350 mg m−2 i.v. day 1 and chlorambucil orally 0.15 mg kgm−1 days 1–7 inclusive, repeated every 28 days for eight courses. The regimen was well tolerated and was virtually free of nephro- and neurotoxicity. Grade III or IV hematology toxicity occurred in 18 patients but only 31 or 330 courses administered were delayed. Of 40 assessable patients eight achieved a clinical/radiologic complete response and 17 a clinical/radiologic partial response. Actuarial survival at 50 months was 65% for stage II patients, 27% for stage III patients and no stage IV patients surviv..

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