A multicenter phase I trial of metronomic oral vinorelbine plus cisplatin in patients with NSCLC

Department of Medical Oncology, University General Hospital of Heraklion, PO Box 1352, 711 10 Heraklion, Crete, Greece.
Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology (Impact Factor: 2.77). 06/2011; 67(6):1239-45. DOI: 10.1007/s00280-010-1415-9
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The purpose of the present study was to determine the maximum-tolerated doses (MTDs) and the dose-limiting toxicities of a metronomic administration of oral vinorelbine and cisplatin in patients with advanced/metastatic NSCLC. Twenty-six patients with advanced/metastatic NSCLC were enrolled. Escalating doses of vinorelbine (40-70 mg p.o./trice per week) and cisplatin (70-85 mg/m(2) intravenous infusion) were administered on day 1 every 3 weeks. ΜΤDs were reached at 60 mg thrice/week p.o. for vinorelbine and 85 mg/m(2) for cisplatin. Grade 4 neutropenia, febrile neutropenia and grade 4 diarrhea were the dose-limiting events during the first cycle of chemotherapy. The most common grade III-IV hematologic toxicity was neutropenia occurring in seven (27%) patients, while non-hematological toxicities were relatively infrequent and mostly of grade I or II. Objective responses were observed in 20.8% of patients with measurable disease. The regimen of metronomic administration and cisplatin is feasible and active in patients with NSCLC.

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