Capecitabine in patients with platinum-pretreated advanced or recurrent cervical carcinoma: a retrospective study.


Gynecologic Oncology Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milan, Italy [Email]


Cervical cancer is a common malignancy among women and, when recurring, presents a dismal prognosis. After platinum failure, second-line treatments report response rates ranging from 3-15%, a median progression-free survival of about 3 months and a median overall survival of about 5.5 months.To retrospectively evaluate the activity and safety of capecitabine in patients with advanced/recurrent cervical carcinoma.MethodsA retrospective review of medical records of recurrent cervical cancer patients, who had failed a previous platinum-paclitaxel treatment and received oral capecitabine 1250 mg/m2 twice daily continuously from day 1 to day 14 every 21 days, was performed from December 2013 to March 2018 at the Gynecologic Oncology Unit of the Fondazione IRCCS National Cancer Institute of Milan, Italy. The response rate was evaluated every three cycles according to Response Evaluation Criteria In Solid Tumors (RECIST) version 1.1 criteria. Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events version 4.0 were used to evaluate adverse events.


capecitabine,cervical cancer,chemotherapy,