Dose-dense weekly paclitaxel and carboplatin compared with conventional paclitaxel and carboplatin treatment for stage II-IV ovarian cancer patients


  • Zhenhua Du Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sheng Jing Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, Liaoning 110022
  • Xiaolin Ma Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sheng Jing Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, Liaoning 110022



Carboplatin, Ovarian cancer, Paclitaxel, Randomized clinical trial


We investigated dose-dense weekly paclitaxel and carboplatin compared with conventional paclitaxel and carboplatin treatment on stage II-IV ovarian cancer patients. Between July, 2011, and October, 2014, a total of 221 patients was randomly assigned to receive dose-dense weekly paclitaxel and carboplatin group (n = 109) and conventional paclitaxel and carboplatin group (n = 112), just after the sixth chemotherapy cycles, and at 12 months after randomization. Median progression-free survival (PFS) was 16.8 months (range 3.3-48+ months) of conventional paclitaxel and carboplatin group was lower than that of dose-dense weekly paclitaxel and carboplatin group 27.6 months (range 4.2-51+ months). But, these clinical responses were not statistical significance in each group. In conclusion, dose-dense weekly paclitaxel and carboplatin treatment improves survival compared with conventional paclitaxel and carboplatin treatment. 


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Du, Z., and X. Ma. “Dose-Dense Weekly Paclitaxel and Carboplatin Compared With Conventional Paclitaxel and Carboplatin Treatment for Stage II-IV Ovarian Cancer Patients”. Bangladesh Journal of Pharmacology, vol. 10, no. 3, July 2015, pp. 489-93, doi:10.3329/bjp.v10i3.23079.



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