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Kristen N Ganjoo

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  • A phase I study of weekly gemcitabine and docetaxel in patients with advanced cancer: A Hoosier Oncology Group study ONCOLOGY Ganjoo, K. N., GORDON, M. S., Sandler, A. B., Warner, R. E., Fife, K., Poirier, S., Seshadri, R., Loehrer, P. J. 2002; 62 (4): 299-304


    To determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of weekly gemcitabine plus docetaxel, a dose escalation trial of both drugs was developed with each administered weekly for 3 weeks out of 4.Dose levels for gemcitabine (mg/m(2)) and docetaxel (mg/m(2)) were as follows: level 1: 600/25; level 2: 600/35; level 3: 750/35; and level 4: 900/35. Sixteen patients with adequate renal, hepatic, and hematologic function and an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status of 0-2 were treated. Primary sites included pancreas (12) and others (4).Three patients were treated at each dose level from level 1 through level 4. The dose-limiting toxicity (DLT) was neutropenia, the maximum tolerated dose being 750 mg/m(2) of gemcitabine and 35 mg/m(2) of docetaxel. No grade 4 nonhematologic toxicity was seen. Three patients had grade 4 neutropenia. Of the 12 patients with pancreatic cancer, 1 had a partial remission and 7 had stable disease with a median duration of 8 weeks.Gemcitabine and docetaxel can be safely administered weekly at a dose of 750 and 35 mg/m(2), respectively. The DLT was neutropenia. Disease stabilization suggests that this may be an active regimen in patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer.

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