Jonathan S. Berek, MD, MMS

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  • Evaluation of vinorelbine in persistent or recurrent nonsquamous carcinoma of the cervix: a Gynecologic Oncology Group Study GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY Muggia, F. M., Blessing, J. A., Waggoner, S., Berek, J. S., Monk, B. J., Sorosky, J., Pearl, M. L. 2005; 96 (1): 108-111

    Abstract:

    The Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) has studied a number of drugs to determine their activity in patients with previously treated squamous and nonsquamous cancer arising in the uterine cervix. A Phase II study with intravenous vinorelbine was initiated for this purpose in patients with Stage IVB, recurrent, or persistent nonsquamous carcinomas who had received one prior chemotherapy or were not eligible for other studies.Eligible patients had to have measurable disease, GOG performance status of 0-2 and adequate bone marrow, liver, and renal function. The treatment consisted of vinorelbine 30 mg/m(2) on days 1 and 8, repeated every 21 days. Tumor measurements and toxicities were recorded every treatment cycle.Thirty patients were enrolled with 28 patients deemed eligible and evaluable. Only two confirmed partial responses (7.1%) were noted. Neutropenia was the most common toxicity with 9 of 28 (32%) experiencing either grade 3 or 4 changes. Anemia was severe in seven. Neuropathy was more than mild in three patients. Severe events, such as fatigue, hypertension, or pulmonary changes attributed to drug administration, occurred only in one or two instances.With the dose schedule and assessment criteria employed, vinorelbine had only minimal activity in nonsquamous cancer of the cervix.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.ygyno.2004.09.028

    View details for Web of Science ID 000226040800017

    View details for PubMedID 15589588

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