Multicenter randomized phase II study of weekly docetaxel versus weekly docetaxel plus oxaliplatin as a second-line chemotherapy for patients with advanced gastric cancer.
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- 송홍석; 김진영
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- Song, Hong Suk; Kim, Jin Young
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- Anticancer Research
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- Aim: The current phase II clinical study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy and safety of weekly docetaxel alone, and weekly docetaxel-plus-oxaliplatin, as a second-line chemotherapy in patients with cisplatin-refractory advanced gastric cancer. Patients and Methods: We enrolled patients with histologically confirmed gastric adenocarcinoma whose disease had progressed after cisplatin-based regimens. Patients were randomly assigned to receive docetaxel alone (36 mg/m2, days 1 and 8) or docetaxel (36 mg/m2, days 1 and 8) and oxaliplatin (80 mg/m2, day 1) combination therapy every three weeks. Results: This trial was terminated early due to poor patient accrual rate. From January 2009 to January 2012, a total of 52 patients were enrolled in the current study from six centers: 27 patients in the docetaxel monotherapy arm and 25 patients in the docetaxel/oxaliplatin combination arm. Fifty-two patients were assessable for efficacy, and response rates as follows (response rate: 14.8% in the monotherapy arm, 24.0% in the combination arm; disease control rate: 48.1% in the monotherapy arm, 76.0% in the combination arm. The median progression-free survival was 2.0 (95% confidence interval=1.2-2.9) months in the monotherapy arm and 4.9 (95% confidence interval=3.6-6.6) months in the combination arm (p=0.002). The most common grade 3 or 4 adverse event was neutropenia (14% for monotherapy versus 32% for combination). No treatment-related mortality was observed. Conclusion: Weekly docetaxel and weekly docetaxel-plus-oxalipaltin regimens were found to be well-tolerated and effective as a second-line chemotherapy for patients with advanced gastric cancer.
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