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Oga J.,Yokohama Asahi Central Hospital | Sakata M.,Yokohama Asahi Central Hospital | Sato S.,Yokohama Asahi Central Hospital | Matsumura N.,Yokohama Asahi Central Hospital | And 5 more authors.
Japanese Journal of Cancer and Chemotherapy | Year: 2010

We examined clinical results of 35 patients on bevacizumab (BV) combined with chemotherapy at our hospital. The subjects were 35 patients with advanced or recurrent colorectal cancer who received BV combined with chemotherapy for approximately 2 years. Their median age was 66 years (41 to 86 years), PS was 2 or less for all; it was first-line therapy in 21 patients, second-line in 12 patients and third-line in 2 patients. The concomitant chemotherapy was mFOLFOX 6 in 24 patients, 5-FU/LV in 8 patients and FOLFIRI in 3 patients. Therapeutic efficacy was CR in 2 patients, PR in 10 patients, and the overall response rate was 35%. There were 7 adverse events of Grade 3 or higher, among which 4 events were leucopenia. Neither overall survival nor any concomitant chemotherapy reached the median periods. Moreover, the median periods of progression-free survival in mFOLFOX6/FOLFIRI were 191 days. BV combined with chemotherapy should be actively introduced as first-line therapy against advanced or recurrent colorectal cancer because of its high therapeutic efficacy. Source

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