Docetaxel as adjuvant and neoadjuvant treatment for patients with breast cancer

Steven Darryll Heys, T. K. Sarkar, A. W. Hutcheon

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Abstract

Developments in the role of adjuvant and neoadjuvant chemotherapy for the treatment of patients with breast cancer have focused on the taxes, in particular, docetaxel. This paper discusses the rationale for the introduction of docetaxel into the management of patients following surgery and also its role in those patients with locally-advanced disease, focussing on key clinical trials. The addition of docetaxel to standard adjuvant chemotherapeutic regimens does seem to result in an increased survival in some patients with early stage disease. In the neoadjuvant setting, the addition of docetaxel to standard regimens does increase pathological response rates, which is a surrogate marker of eventual outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2147-2157
Number of pages10
JournalExpert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
Volume5
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Keywords

  • adjuvant chemotherapy
  • docetaxel
  • neoadjuvant chemotherapy
  • PROSPECTIVE RANDOMIZED-TRIAL
  • LOCALLY ADVANCED-CARCINOMA
  • COLONY-STIMULATING FACTOR
  • PHASE-II TRIAL
  • PRIMARY CHEMOTHERAPY
  • PREOPERATIVE CHEMOTHERAPY
  • MONOCLONAL-ANTIBODY
  • TUMOR RESPONSE
  • SINGLE-CENTER
  • 3 CM

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