Journal article

Evaluating the impact of dose reductions and delays on progression-free survival in women with ovarian cancer treated with either three-weekly or dose-dense carboplatin and paclitaxel regimens in the national prospective OPAL cohort study

T Sivakumaran, L Mileshkin, P Grant, L Na, A DeFazio, M Friedlander, A Obermair, PM Webb, G Au-Yeung

Gynecologic Oncology | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To determine the impact of chemotherapy dose reductions and dose delays on progression-free survival (PFS) in women with ovarian cancer receiving first line chemotherapy in a real world prospective cohort study. METHODS: Patients with newly diagnosed epithelial ovarian (or peritoneal, fallopian tube) cancer enrolled in a national Australian prospective study, OPAL, who commenced three-weekly carboplatin (AUC 5 or 6) and paclitaxel 175 mg/m2 (CP) or carboplatin (AUC 5 or 6) and dose-dense weekly paclitaxel 80 mg/m2 (DD-CP) were eligible. Primary endpoint was PFS. RESULTS: 634 evaluable patients, 309 commenced CP and 325 DD-CP. Patient's age was similar in the two groups (median 62..

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