Long-Term Efficacy and Toxicity of the FEC100 Regimen
December 04, 2004
Adjuvant chemotherapy has been shown to be beneficial in patientswith breast cancer, and anthracycline-containing regimens are more effectivethan non–anthracycline-containing ones. The French AdjuvantStudy Group (FASG) compared FEC100 and FEC50 (fluorouracil[5-FU]/epirubicin [Ellence]/cyclophosphamide [Cytoxan, Neosar])in patients with node-positive breast cancer, with an end point of overallsurvival. After a median follow-up of 10 years, the benefit/risk ratio of theFEC100 regimen in patients with positive axillary nodes is strongly positive.Furthermore, a medicoeconomic study showed that the cost per yearof life saved was very low-approximately 1,000 euros.