Sixty-six patients with advanced pancreatic carcinoma were randomized to receive single agent chemotherapy with either adriamycin, methotrexate, or actinomycin-D using conventional dose, route and schedule of administration. All patients had measurable lesions which were used for objective assessment of response. For adriamycin, 2 of 25 patients (8%) evidenced a partial response (2 of 15 (13%) previously untreated patients). One of 25 patients treated with methotrexate and one of 28 who received actinomycin-D responded. The duration of responses ranged from 43-64 days for those patients with no chemotherapy prior to study entry. The median survival of patients who received adriamycin as initial treatment was 12 weeks compared to 8 weeks for methotrexate and 6 weeks for actinomycin-D therapy.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Jul 1978|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research