Preliminary data suggesting synergistic activity of cisplatinum and doxorubicin and the expected poor prognosis of women with breast cancer who progress on treatment with cyclophosphamide, methotrexate and 5‐fluorouracil (CMF), led to a trial of monthly doxorubicin (50 mg/M2), vincristine (1.4 mg/M2) and cisplatinum (50 mg/M2) in such patients. Overall partial response rate to this regimen was 42%; 37% progressed and 21% could not complete two cycles of therapy because of gastrointestinal (three or renal (one) toxicity. This study does not support the use of cisplatinum, 50 mg/M2, in combination with doxorubicin and vincristine in patients with breast cancer which has proven refractory to CMF therapy.
- CMF failures
- breast cancer
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Cancer Research