Christoph C. Zielinski, MD | Authors

Gemcitabine, Anthracycline, and Taxane Combinations for Advanced Breast Cancer

December 01, 2003

In patients with advanced breast cancer, treatment with paclitaxeland doxorubicin has been shown to produce impressive overall responserates (up to 94%) and to prolong overall survival significantly over acombination of fluorouracil (5-FU), doxorubicin, and cyclophosphamide(Cytoxan, Neosar) in one prospective phase III clinical study.

A Phase II Randomized Study of Doxorubicin Alternated With Docetaxel vs Sequential Administration of Four Cycles of Docetaxel Followed by Four Cycles of Doxorubicin as First-Line Chemotherapy in Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients

August 02, 2000

From March 1996 to March 1998, 106 patients with untreated metastatic breast cancer (MBC) were treated with docetaxel (Taxotere) (100 mg/m²) and doxorubicin (75 mg/m²) on an alternating cycle-by-cycle (doxorubicin, docetaxel, doxorubicin, etc) or sequential (four cycles of docetaxel, then four cycles of doxorubicin) basis, every 3 weeks, for a maximum of eight cycles.