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, 2000ByR. Paridaens|G. Georgoulias|H. Samonnig|S. Van Belle|Christoph C. Zielinski, MD|H. Hausmaninger|P. Willemse|Y. Boudraa|Nacer Azli, MD
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.