Cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil in advanced and recurrent cervical cancer

S. Chiara, R. Consoli, A. Falcone, M. Bruzzone, G. Foglia, N. Ragni, P. F. Conte

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Nineteen consecutive patients with advanced or recurrent cervical cancer were treated with cisplatin 20 mg/m 2 plus 5-fluorouracil 200 mg/m 2 on days 1-5 every 3 weeks. Toxicity was acceptable and manageable, with most patients treated on an outpatient basis. The most important side effect was dose-cumulative neurotoxicity. In 18 evaluable patients a 61% objective response rate (1 complete and 10 partial) was achieved. In recurrent disease the regimen was effective both in irradiated lesions and in non-irradiated ones. Two out of five patients not previously treated with radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy responded to the treatment but tumor regression was insufficient for the disease to be controlled radically by subsequent surgery or radiotherapy. The median duration of response was 11 months (3-23) and the actuarial survival rate after 36 months follow-up was 43.3%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)471-474
Number of pages4
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research


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