A phase II study of docetaxel and oxaliplatin combination in recurrent gastric cancer patients after fluoropyrimidine and/or cisplatin adjuvant treatment: A korean cancer study group protocol st06-02

Yoon Hee Choi, Sang Cheul Oh, Jun Suk Kim, Seung Hyun Nam, Bong Seog Kim, Sang Hee Cho, Ik Joo Chung, Eun Kee Song, Chang Yeol Yim, Jin Ho Baek, Hei Cheul Jeung, Young Seon Hong, Sung Hyun Yang, Hye Jin Kang

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Background Surgery alone is no longer an adequate standard of care for patients with resectable gastric cancer. Thus, research efforts should focus on which regimens are the most effective for patients with recurrent gastric cancer after combined treatment with surgery and perioperative or adjuvant chemotherapy. Methods Patients with histologically confirmed and measurable advanced gastric cancer who showed a relapse even after fluoropyrimidine and/or cisplatin-based adjuvant chemotherapy received docetaxel (35 mg/m2) intravenously on day 1 and 8 plus oxaliplatin (100 mg/m2) intravenously on day 1 every 3 weeks until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Results A total of 34 patients with relapsed advanced gastric cancer who had received adjuvant chemotherapy with fluoropyrimidine and/or cisplatin for a median of 6 months (range, 1-48 months) were enrolled in this trial; 22 (64.7 %) patients had been exposed to both agents. Their median age was 58 years (range, 50-68 years). The overall response rate was 55.9 % (95 % confidence interval (CI), 38.3-73.5 %), including 1 complete response and 18 partial responses. At a median follow-up duration of 28.5 months (range, 9.2-50.7 months), the median progression- free survival for all patients was 5.3 months (95 % CI, 4.4-6.1 months) and the median overall survival was 13.8 months (95 % CI, 11.1-16.4 months). The most common grade 3 or 4 hematologic and nonhematologic toxicities were neutropenia (47.1 %) and diarrhea (17.6 %), respectively. Five patients (14.7 %) experienced febrile neutropenia. Conclusions Docetaxel and oxaliplatin combination chemotherapy was active and tolerable in patients with recurrent gastric cancer after fluoropyrimidine and/or cisplatin- based adjuvant chemotherapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)665-672
Number of pages8
JournalCancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
Volume70
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Nov 1

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Keywords

  • Docetaxel
  • Oxaliplatin
  • Recurrence
  • Stomach neoplasm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Toxicology

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Choi, Y. H., Oh, S. C., Kim, J. S., Nam, S. H., Kim, B. S., Cho, S. H., Chung, I. J., Song, E. K., Yim, C. Y., Baek, J. H., Jeung, H. C., Hong, Y. S., Yang, S. H., & Kang, H. J. (2012). A phase II study of docetaxel and oxaliplatin combination in recurrent gastric cancer patients after fluoropyrimidine and/or cisplatin adjuvant treatment: A korean cancer study group protocol st06-02. Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology, 70(5), 665-672. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00280-012-1956-1