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The efficacy and toxicity of S-1 and cisplatin as first-line chemotherapy in recurrent or metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.

 Han Sang Kim  ;  Hye Ryun Kim  ;  Byoung Chul Cho  ;  Joo Hang Kim  ;  Sun Mi Kim  ;  Ji Hee Sung  ;  Yun Kyoung Hong  ;  Eun Chang Choi  ;  Se Hun Kim  ;  Yoon Woo Koh  ;  Hyo Song Kim  ;  Gun Min Kim 
 Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology, Vol.70(4) : 539-546, 2012 
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 Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology 
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PURPOSE: To assess the clinical activity and toxicity of a combination chemotherapy regimen of S-1 and cisplatin in patients with recurrent and/or metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) in a retrospective study. METHODS: A total of 49 patients were treated in an outpatient setting with S-1 80 mg/m(2) on days 1-14 and with cisplatin 70 mg/m(2) on day 1 every 3 weeks for a maximum of six cycles as a first-line palliative chemotherapy. Patients who achieved complete response (CR), partial response (PR) or stable disease (SD) after six cycles received S-1 monotherapy as a maintenance therapy. RESULTS: The median patient age was 55 years (range 33-79), 89.8 % were male, and the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status distribution was 0/1/2 (20.4 %/73.5 %/6.1 %). Of the 43 evaluable patients, 2 (4.1 %) achieved CR and 20 (40.8 %) had a PR, for an overall response rate of 44.9 %. Thirteen patients (26.6 %) had SD. The median number of chemotherapy treatments was 4 (range 1-18). Nine patients received maintenance S-1 monotherapy after six cycles of combination chemotherapy. With a mean 10.5 months (range 1.3-25.1) of follow-up, the median progression-free and overall survival were 4.5 (95 % CI, 3.7-5.3 months) and 10.8 months (95 % CI, 5.9-15.6 months), respectively. The main grade 3-4 toxicities were neutropenia (37 %), anemia (16 %) and general weakness (8 %). Other toxicities, including nausea/vomiting, mucositis and neuropathy, were mostly grade 1-2 and easily manageable. CONCLUSIONS: The combination of S-1/cisplatin therapy had a favorable efficacy with manageable toxicity as a first-line chemotherapy regimen for advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma patients.
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1. Journal Papers (연구논문) > 1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Internal Medicine (내과학교실)
1. Journal Papers (연구논문) > 1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Yonsei Biomedical Research Center (연세의생명연구원)
1. Journal Papers (연구논문) > 1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Otorhinolaryngology (이비인후과학교실)
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고윤우(Kho, Yoon Woo) ; 김건민(Kim, Gun Min) ; 김선미(Kim, Sun Mi) ; 김세헌(Kim, Se Heon) ; 김주항(Kim, Joo Hang) ; 김한상(Kim, Han Sang) ; 김혜련(Kim, Hye Ryun) ; 김효송(Kim, Hyo Song) ; 조병철(Cho, Byoung Chul) ; 최은창(Choi, Eun Chang)
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