Adjuvant chemotherapy of megestrol acetate in advanced breast cancer: A meta-analysis

Authors

  • Yanping Shui Wannan Medical College, Wuhu, Anhui, 241001
  • Youmei Tang Yantai Affiliated Hospital of Binzhou Medical University, Yantai, Shandong 64100
  • Xuefeng Zhang Yantai Affiliated Hospital of Binzhou Medical University, Yantai, Shandong 64100
  • Jun Ge Yantai Affiliated Hospital of Binzhou Medical University, Yantai, Shandong 64100
  • Zhichen Pu Institute of Drug Clinical Evaluation ,Yijishan Hospital , Wannan Medical College, Wuhu, Anhui, 241001

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjp.v10i2.22275

Keywords:

Megestrol acetate, Adjuvant chemotherapy, Breast cancer, Randomized controlled trial, Meta-analysis

Abstract

To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of adjuvant chemotherapy of megestrol acetate (MA) in advanced breast cancer, we searched CBM, CNKI, VIP, Wangfang Data and PubMed, and collected randomized controlled trials (RCT) of adjuvant chemotherapy of MA in advanced breast cancer. MA significantly increased treatment efficiency (p=0.0010); improve weight (p<0.0001), appetite (p=0.001) and KPS (p=0.06); ameliorate leucopenia (p=0.02), thrombocytopenia (p=0.02) and hemoglobin (p=0.01); reduce gastrointestinal reaction (p=0.0005) of the patients of adjuvant chemotherapy in advanced breast cancer. MA significantly increased treatment efficiency, improve the nutritional situation, reduce bone marrow suppression, and gastrointestinal reaction of the patients of adjuvant chemotherapy in advanced breast cancer. High-quality RCTs are needed to guidance for preliminary studies of the effective treatment of adjuvant chemotherapy of MA in advanced breast cancer.  

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Published

2015-04-24

How to Cite

Shui, Y., Y. Tang, X. Zhang, J. Ge, and Z. Pu. “Adjuvant Chemotherapy of Megestrol Acetate in Advanced Breast Cancer: A Meta-Analysis”. Bangladesh Journal of Pharmacology, vol. 10, no. 2, Apr. 2015, pp. 383-92, doi:10.3329/bjp.v10i2.22275.

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Meta-Analysis