Paclitaxel chemotherapy schedules are equally effective for early-stage breast cancer

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Published: 3 Jun 2013
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Dr G. Thomas Budd - MD Cleveland Clinic, USA

Dr G Thomas Budd presents data on a phase III randomised clinical trial that found low-dose weekly administration of paclitaxel and standard dose, every two weeks administration, resulted in equal progression-free survival for women with higher-risk early-stage breast cancer who have undergone surgery.

However, researchers found that certain side effects were more common with the every two weeks regimen, suggesting the weekly schedule may be preferable.

 

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