Weekly paclitaxel in women age 65 and above with metastatic breast cancer

Edith A. Perez, Charles L. Vogel, David H. Irwin, Jeffrey J. Kirshner, Ravi Patel

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Abstract

We evaluated therapy with weekly paclitaxel 80 mg/m2 in metastatic breast cancer patients age ≥65. There was a low incidence of serious toxicities, with similar tolerability profiles in younger and older patients. Response rates and overall survival times were comparable in the two age groups (<65 and ≥65). Weekly paclitaxel therapy is a reasonable option for older patients with metastatic breast cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)85-88
Number of pages4
JournalBreast cancer research and treatment
Volume73
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 3 2002
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Breast cancer
  • Elderly
  • Metastatic
  • Paclitaxel
  • Weekly

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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