Journal article

Docetaxel in very elderly men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.

Hui-Li Wong, Sheau Wen Lok, Shirley Wong, Phillip Parente, Mark Rosenthal

Prostate Int | Published : 2015

Abstract

PURPOSE: To evaluate the use of docetaxel in very elderly men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) treated in routine clinical care. METHODS: A retrospective case series of men with mCRPC aged ≥80 years and treated with docetaxel between July 2006 and June 2012 at three community hospitals in Melbourne, Australia. RESULTS: Twenty patients were identified, with a median age of 83 years (range 80-93 years). Aside from one patient treated weekly, all patients were treated with a 3-weekly regimen of docetaxel with a median of six cycles (range 1-10 cycles) delivered. Eight patients (40%) had an initial dose reduction and 11 patients (55%) had subsequent dose delays or red..

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