Paclitaxel and bevacizumab in first-line treatment for HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer: single-center experience
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The aim of our analysis was to report the outcome and safety of patients treated with bevacizumab and paclitaxel as first-line treatment for HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer. Between February 2009 and August 2011, 62 consecutive patients received paclitaxel 90 mg/m2 on days 1, 8, and 15 and bevacizumab (BV) 10 mg/kg intravenously on days 1 and 15, every 28-day cycle. After 6 cycles of combined treatment, patients were given maintenance BV every 3 weeks (15 mg/kg) until progression disease or unacceptable toxicity. At time of analysis, median overall survival was 12.3 months (range 4.6–44.8 months), progression-free survival was 8.1 months (range 2.3–33.2 months), and time to treatment failure was 8.4 months (range 2.3–33.2 months). Our results confirmed the efficacy and the acceptable toxicity profile of bevacizumab plus paclitaxel as first-line regimen for metastatic breast cancer.
KeywordsBreast cancer Metastatic breast carcinoma Bevacizumab Paclitaxel Chemotherapy
This study was not funded by any source, and the authors have nothing to disclose
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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
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