The objective of this study was to evaluate the use of paclitaxel in patients with advanced squamous cell penile cancer previously treated with neoadjuvant cisplatin-based chemotherapy. This was a single-arm, phase II, multicenter study. Patients were treated with 175 mg/m paclitaxel at a 3-week interval, until disease progression or irreversible toxicity. The primary end point was the objective response rate. Secondary end points were safety, progression-free survival, and overall survival. Twelve patients were enrolled. Partial responses were observed in 25% (3 of 12) of patients (95% confidence interval: 12-40%). Grade 3 neutropenia and oral mucositis were the most common side effects, each noted in three patients. Median progression-free survival was 4 months (range 2-6 months) and median overall survival was 6 months (range 3-10 months). Paclitaxel is well tolerated and associated with promising efficacy. Further trials, also in a neoadjuvant setting, are needed to corroborate our preliminary findings.

. 2009 Apr;20(4):. Activity and toxicity of paclitaxel in pretreated metastatic penile cancer patients.

DI LORENZO, GIUSEPPE;LONGO, NICOLA;ALTIERI, VINCENZO;PALMIERI, GIOVANNELLA;IMBIMBO, CIRO;MIRONE, VINCENZO;DE PLACIDO, SABINO
2009

Abstract

The objective of this study was to evaluate the use of paclitaxel in patients with advanced squamous cell penile cancer previously treated with neoadjuvant cisplatin-based chemotherapy. This was a single-arm, phase II, multicenter study. Patients were treated with 175 mg/m paclitaxel at a 3-week interval, until disease progression or irreversible toxicity. The primary end point was the objective response rate. Secondary end points were safety, progression-free survival, and overall survival. Twelve patients were enrolled. Partial responses were observed in 25% (3 of 12) of patients (95% confidence interval: 12-40%). Grade 3 neutropenia and oral mucositis were the most common side effects, each noted in three patients. Median progression-free survival was 4 months (range 2-6 months) and median overall survival was 6 months (range 3-10 months). Paclitaxel is well tolerated and associated with promising efficacy. Further trials, also in a neoadjuvant setting, are needed to corroborate our preliminary findings.
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