Howard D. Homesley, MD | Authors

Commentary (Homesley/Muss): Role of Chemotherapy Dose Intensification in the Treatment of Advanced Ovarian Cancer

October 01, 1995

We agree with Drs. Fennelly and Schneider that data from prior clinical trials performed in patients with suboptimally debulked ovarian cancer indicate that increasing the dose intensity of cisplatin (Platinol) does not translate into meaningfully higher response rates, longer response durations, or improved survival. The Gynecologic Oncology Group study is most persuasive in showing that doubling the standard dose of cisplatin and cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan, Neosar) while delivering the same total dose does not improve outcome [1].