Out of 33 evaluable patients with advanced ovarian cancer, resistant to extensive poly-chemotherapy, then treated with high-dose im medroxyprogesterone (MPA), five partial responses (15%) were obtained. No partial response was obtained in a comparable group of 30 patients treated with an oral schedule. Four patients (two po, 2 im) had stable disease for at least 3 months, and 16 experienced subjective improvement. Treatment was very well tolerated. This study shows that high-dose MPA has some activity in ovarian cancer, and is worthy of further investigation.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology