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Pulmonary toxicity during prostate cancer treatment with docetaxel and thalidomide.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12756431     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The standard therapies of surgery, radiotherapy, and hormonal manipulations often fail to control metastatic prostate cancer (PC). Docetaxel and thalidomide may have activity in refractory PC. We highlight the potential pulmonary toxicity when docetaxel is combined with thalidomide. We reviewed three examples of docetaxel and thalidomide pulmonary toxicity at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and summarized the published literature regarding docetaxel and thalidomide pulmonary toxicity. Docetaxel and thalidomide pulmonary toxicity has the following four main presentations: (1). symptomatic effusions; (2). dyspnea on exertion without any objective pathologic evidence; (3). interstitial lung disease; and (4). pulmonary embolus. As chemotherapy becomes more common in the treatment of PC, clinicians must consider possible pulmonary toxicities. If pulmonary symptoms or signs develop, clinicians should consider holding chemotherapy pending a complete evaluation.
Robert J Behrens; James L Gulley; William L Dahut
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of therapeutics     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1075-2765     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Ther     Publication Date:    2003 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-05-20     Completed Date:  2003-10-10     Revised Date:  2013-05-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9441347     Medline TA:  Am J Ther     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  228-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland 20889, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Angiogenesis Inhibitors / adverse effects
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic / adverse effects
Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / administration & dosage,  adverse effects*
Dyspnea / chemically induced
Lung / drug effects*
Lung Diseases / chemically induced*
Lung Diseases, Interstitial / chemically induced
Neoplasm Staging
Paclitaxel / adverse effects,  analogs & derivatives*
Pleural Effusion / chemically induced
Prostatic Neoplasms / drug therapy*,  pathology
Pulmonary Embolism / chemically induced
Risk Factors
Thalidomide / adverse effects
Time Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Angiogenesis Inhibitors; 0/Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic; 0/Taxoids; 15H5577CQD/docetaxel; 33069-62-4/Paclitaxel; 50-35-1/Thalidomide

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