High-dose cisplatin carboplatin chemotherapy in primary advanced epithelial ovarian cancer

Gynecologic Oncology
J Fanning, R D Hilgers


The purpose of the study was to maximize platinum dose intensity in women with ovarian cancer by combining cisplatin and carboplatin and using Day 1 and 8 scheduling. Thirty-two consecutive patients with primary stage 3 or 4 epithelial ovarian cancer underwent radical cytoreductive surgery followed by high-dose cisplatin carboplatin chemotherapy. Twenty-eight tumors (88%) were stage 3C or 4 and 20 (62%) were grade 3. Following radical cytoreductive surgery, 21 patients (66%) had less than 5 mm of residual disease. The first 2 patients treated with 75 mg/m2 cisplatin and 150 mg/m2 carboplatin on Days 1 and 8 every 28 days for 5 cycles developed severe and prolonged thrombocytopenia. As a result, the dose was reduced to 70 mg/m2 cisplatin and 100 mg/m2 carboplatin for the remaining 30 patients, representing a monthly platinum dose of 207 mg/m2. Projected platinum dose intensity was 700 mg/m2 cisplatin and 1000 mg/m2 carboplatin delivered over 16 weeks. Eleven patients (44%) received 100% and 27 patients (84%) received > 90% projected platinum dose intensity. Median projected platinum dose intensity received was 97%. Grade 4 thrombocytopenia occurred in 43 cycles (28%) and grade 3 peripheral neuropathy occurred in 15 patients (47%...Continue Reading

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