PMID: 10560437Nov 24, 1999Paper

A case of intra-arterial infusion chemotherapy for liver metastases of breast cancer

Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy
M YasuiK Kawasaki


A 55-year-old woman was seen in our clinic for liver metastases of breast cancer. She underwent a standard radical mastectomy in June, 1987. Five years and 3 months after the operation, multiple bone metastases were found on bone scintigram and 10 years after the operation multiple liver metastases on CT. She was treated with a combination of intra-arterial chemotherapy using 20-30 mg/body epirubicin every 2 weeks and chemo-endocrine therapy using medroxyprogesterone acetrate (MPA) 600 mg/day + 5'-DFUR 600 mg/day. The treatment seemed to be very useful. The liver metastases regressed by 99% in size, and the duration of response was 9 months. Bone metastases did not progress from the treatment.

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