24 patients with a median of 3 prior chemotherapy regimens were treated in our department with cisplatin 20 mg/m2 (with pre- and posthydration) and 5-fluorouracil 200 mg/m2 i.v. on day 1-5, every three weeks. 23 patients are evaluable; one had early death. 4 patients (17%) achieved a partial response, 8 had stable disease, and 11 progressed. Toxicity observed was moderate and no renal toxicity was noted. This study therefore shows tolerable toxicity but limited usefulness of adding cisplatin to 5-fluorouracil according to this schedule in these highly pretreated patients.
- breast cancer
- cisplatin/5-fluorouracil synergism
- salvage therapy
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research