Aim: To assess clinical outcomes in octogenarians treated with docetaxel (DOC) for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. Patients & methods: The multicenter retrospective study was based on a review of the pre-and post-DOC clinical history, DOC treatment and outcomes. Results: We reviewed the records of 123 patients (median age: 82 years) who received DOC every 3 weeks or weekly, without significant grade 3-4 toxicities. Median progression-free survival was 7 months; median overall survival from the start of DOC was 20 months, but post-progression treatments significantly prolonged overall survival. Conclusion: The findings of this study suggest that toxicity is acceptable, survival is independent of patient's age and survival can be significantly prolonged by the use of new agents.
- castration-resistant prostate cancer
- geriatric assessment
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research