Capecitabine monotherapy does not improve survival in elderly patients with early-stage breast cancer

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Published: 11 Dec 2014
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Prof Gunter Von Minckwitz – German Breast Group, Neu-Isenburg, Germany

At a press conference at SABCS 2014, Prof von Minckwitz presents negative data out of the phase III ICE trial.

In elderly breast cancer patients with moderate- to high-risk early-stage disease for whom standard chemotherapy is too toxic, the chemotherapy capecitabine, which causes fewer side effects than the standard chemotherapy agents, did not improve outcomes when tested as monotherapy. 

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