Salvage chemotherapy with PEM and long-CF regimen in CDDP refractory advanced head and neck cancer.

N. Kohno, G. Ichikawa, T. Shirasaka, Y. Inuyama, M. Kawaida, T. Ohnuma

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Abstract

With the aim of increasing complete response rates and improving survival in cisplatin (CDDP)-based combinations (CDDP + 5-fluorouracil (5FU) and/or CDDP+methotrexate (MTX)+bleomycin (BLM) of refractory advanced head and neck cancer, we scheduled 21 patients to receive PEM and Long CF, PEM regimens consisting of CDDP (P) Etoposide (Etop) (E) and mitomycin-C (MMC) (M) (CDDP 60 mg/m2/2 hr. infusion on day 1; Etop 40 mg/m2/1 hr. infusion on day 1, 2, 3; MMC 7 mg/m2 iv bolus on day 1). Of 12 patients evaluable for response, 2 CR, 3 PR were realized, with an overall response rate of 42%. Myelosuppression was the major side effect, and thrombocytopenia (8% greater than WHO grade III) was the dose-limiting toxicity. Long CF consisted of CDDP (C) and 5FU (F) (CDDP 8 mg/m2/2 hr. infusion on day 1-5, 8-12, 15-19, 22-26; 5FU 300 mg/m2/24 hr. infusion or tegaful.uracil (UFT-E) 400 mg/m2 P.O. on day 1-28. Of 8 patients evaluable for response, 3 PR were realized, with an overall response rate of 38%. N&V and leukopenia were the major side effects. These adverse reactions were all transient. We concluded that these two regimens produced beneficial effects in patients with advanced recurrent head and neck cancer which had already been treated with CDDP-based combinations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-214
Number of pages6
JournalJapanese Journal of Cancer and Chemotherapy
Volume22 Suppl 3
StatePublished - Aug 1995
Externally publishedYes

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