The cisplatin (P) and etoposide (E) combination has been found to be active in several types of solid tumors. It has never been previously tested in advanced colorectal cancer. Thirty-three patients with advanced colorectal cancer were treated with this combination. Five patients responded (1 complete and 4 partial responses) with an overall response rate of 15% (95% confidence limits, 3%-27%). Responses were seen in both untreated (3/16) and pretreated (2/17) patients. The median duration of response was 28 weeks (range: 23; 80), the median time to progression was 16 weeks (range 2; 80) and the median survival time for all entered patients was 38 weeks (range: 2; 187+). These results suggest that the PE combination has a low but definite activity in advanced colorectal carcinoma, particularly in previously untreated patients.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Annals of Oncology|
|Publication status||Published - 1991|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research