A Combined Therapy with Docetaxel and Nedaplatin for Relapsed and Metastatic Esophageal Carcinoma
Anticancer Research, 05/17/2012
Matsumoto H et al. – Docetaxel and Nedaplatin combination chemotherapy is well tolerated and useful as second–line chemotherapy for patients with relapsed or metastatic esophageal cancer.Methods
- Eighteen patients were enrolled from April 2003 to June 2010; 10 cases were metastatic and 8 cases were recurrent.
- Nedaplatin (30 mg/m2) and Docetaxel (30 mg/m2/day) were administered on days 1, 8 and 15.
- Nine cases undertook the combined-chemotherapy only, with a response rate of 22.2% (2/9).
- The other nine cases received combined chemo-radiotherapy, with a response rate of 55.5% (5/9).
- The median survival time of all patients was 273 days, the median survival time for patients treated with combined chemotherapy was 331 days, while for patients treated with combined chemoradiotherapy was 244 days.
- The two-year survival rate overall was 11.1% (1/9).
- The adverse event of leukocytopenia greater than grade 3 was observed in three cases of combined chemoradiotherapy cases only.