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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2004;47(11):2123-2130.
Published online November 1, 2004.
Docetaxel and Carboplatin Combination Chemotherapy against Persistent or Recurrent Ovarian Cancer as 2nd or more line Chemotherapy.
Young Hwan Kim, Hong Cheun Shin, Sun Nie Ahn, Chun June Lee, Won Gyu Kim
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, Kosin University, Busan, Korea.
2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Samsun Hospital, Busan, Korea.
We evaluated the effects and toxicities of docetaxel-carboplatin combination chemotherapy against recurrent or persistent ovarian cancer who were previously heavily treated with one or more lines of chemotherapy. METHODS: Sixteen patients with a recurrent or persistent ovarian cancer, previously received first or more line chemotherapy, had been treated with docetaxel-carboplatin combination chemotherapy at Kosin Medical Center from December 2001 to May 2003. The docetaxel-carboplatin combination chemotherapy consists of docetaxel 75 mg/m2 and carboplatin 450 mg/m2 given i.v. every 3-4 weeks. The response of patients was evaluated with the tumor marker (serum CA-125) and imaging studies (ultrasonogram, CT, MRI). The toxicities were defined according to the WHO toxicity criteria. RESULTS: The overall response rate was 50% (8/16). Eight patients were evaluable for response by WHO criteria. The response rate by WHO criteria was 37.5% (3/8). In detail, complete response was 12.5%, partial response was 25%, stable disease was 37.5% and progressive disease was 25%. The serologic CA-125 response rate was 50% (8/16), in detail serologic partial response was 50%, and serologic stable disease was 31% and serologic progressive disease was 19%. The median response duration was 10 months (3 to 17 months), the median time to response was 1 month (1/2 to 2 months) and the median time to re-progression was 5 months (3 to 7 months). The most common toxicity was gastrointestinal toxicity and the bone marrow suppression was proved as a most serious side effect. CONCLUSION: The docetaxel-carboplatin chemotherapy as a 2nd or more lines regimen against heavily pre-treated recurrent or persistent ovarian cancer is considerable but was associated significant gastrointestinal and bone marrow side effects. Routine premedication is recommended.
Key Words: Docetaxel, Carboplatin, Recurrent or persistent ovarian cancer

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