Low-dose versus standard-dose gemcitabine infusion and cisplatin for patients with advanced bladder cancer: A randomized phase II trial - An update

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Haggag, R. a, K. b Farag, F. a Abu-Taleb, S. b Shamaa, A. - R. c Zekri, T. d Elbolkainy, and H. e Khaled, "Low-dose versus standard-dose gemcitabine infusion and cisplatin for patients with advanced bladder cancer: A randomized phase II trial - An update", Medical Oncology, vol. 31, no. 1, 2014.

Abstract:

{Prolonged infusion of low-dose gemcitabine and cisplatin (GC) proved to be an effective treatment for patients with advanced bladder cancer. One hundred and twenty untreated patients with stage III/IV bladder cancer were randomized to receive either gemcitabine (250 mg/m2) 6-h infusion on days 1 and 8, and cisplatin (70 mg/m2) on day 2 every 21-day cycle (arm 1) or gemcitabine (1,250 mg/m2) 30-min infusion on days 1 and 8, with the same dose of cisplatin (arm 2). The 92 males and 28 females included in the study had a median age of 62 years (range 40-85 years). Among the 120 patient, complete response was achieved in 11.7 % (7/60 patients of arm 1) and 5 % (3/60 patients of arm 2). Eighteen patients in arm 1 (30 %) and 17 patients (28.3 %) in arm 2 had partial response on therapy. Thus, the overall response rate of patients in arm 1 and arm 2 was 41.7 % (25/60 patients) and 33.3 % (20/60 patients), respectively (p = 0.37). No significant difference in median time to disease progression (26 vs. 24 months

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