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Phase II trial of carboplatin and tegafur (Ftorafur) as induction therapy in squamous-cell carcinoma of the head and neck.
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PMID:  2116084     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil by continuous infusion combination produces a high response rate in squamous-cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN). Carboplatin (CBDCA) is a cisplatin analogue with lower emetic potential and nephrotoxicity, although the myelosuppression potential is higher. Tegafur (ftorafur, FT) is an analogue of 5-fluorouracil. It is absorbed well in its oral form and has moderate gastrointestinal and hematologic toxicity. This clinical trial tested the association of CBDCA i.v. plus FT p.o. in patients with SCCHN who had not been previously treated. Twenty-one patients were evaluable for response; the overall response was 62% (33% complete response, 29% partial response). Toxicity was moderate in most of the patients, although there was a treatment-related death.
M Gonzalez-Baron; J Vicente; G Martin; A Artal; I Cebreiros; C Garcia-Giron; M Tomas; J Gavilan; V Martorell; P Zamora
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of clinical oncology     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0277-3732     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Clin. Oncol.     Publication Date:  1990 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-09-06     Completed Date:  1990-09-06     Revised Date:  2006-04-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8207754     Medline TA:  Am J Clin Oncol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  277-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Hospital La Paz, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Autonoma, Madrid, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Administration, Oral
Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / adverse effects,  therapeutic use*
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / drug therapy*
Drug Evaluation
Head and Neck Neoplasms / drug therapy*
Injections, Intravenous
Middle Aged
Organoplatinum Compounds / administration & dosage*,  adverse effects
Remission Induction
Tegafur / administration & dosage*,  adverse effects
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Organoplatinum Compounds; 17902-23-7/Tegafur; 41575-94-4/Carboplatin

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