Aminoglutethimide with dexamethasone has been utilized in 26 patients with metastatic breast cancer who had prior response to hormonal manipulation and/or positive estrogen receptor. Objective tumor response (CR + PR) has been achieved in 13 of 26 patients. Responses were seen in soft tissue, bone, and pleura. Six of 26 patients had stable disease and 7 of 26 patients had progressive disease. The median duration of response is 12.8 months. The median survival for the responders has not been reached. Non-responding patients had a median survival of five months. Side effects were minimal, including mild lethargy, rash, fever, and weight gain. This regimen is well tolerated and can be used effectively in metastatic hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer.
- breast cancer
- medical adrenalectomy
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Cancer Research