High-dose chemotherapy with peripheral blood stem cell transplantation foradvanced testicular cancer

Citation
J. Miyazaki et al., High-dose chemotherapy with peripheral blood stem cell transplantation foradvanced testicular cancer, INT J UROL, 7(7), 2000, pp. 258-262
Citations number
14
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Urology & Nephrology
Journal title
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF UROLOGY
ISSN journal
0919-8172 → ACNP
Volume
7
Issue
7
Year of publication
2000
Pages
258 - 262
Database
ISI
SICI code
0919-8172(200007)7:7<258:HCWPBS>2.0.ZU;2-B
Abstract
Background: The present study was performed in order to investigate the eff icacy and safety of high-dose chemotherapy for the treatment of patients wi th advanced testicular cancer. Methods: Seven patients were treated with high-dose carboplatin, etoposide and cyclophosphamide followed by peripheral blood stem cell transplantation . Five patients received one cycle and two patients received two cycles of the high-dose chemotherapy. Results: Of the seven patients, one achieved a complete response and four a chieved partial responses with markers negative. As a result of subsequent surgery for residual tumors, three of the four partial responders showed no residual cancer cells. One patient who did not undergo surgery received ra diotherapy after the high-dose chemotherapy and the residual tumors disappe ared. All five patients who had either a complete or partial response are s till alive and without evidence of disease at 12, 27, 30, 37 and 40 months. One patient is alive with disease at 7 months and one died of progressive disease at 6 months. The hematologic recovery after high-dose chemotherapy was rapid and non-hematologic toxicities were usually mild and manageable. Conclusions: High-dose chemothrapy followed by peripheral blood stem cell t ransplantation is safe and effective for use in patients with far-advanced testicular cancer, particularly when the high-dose chemotherapy is conducte d as the initial treatment. Further larger and long-term follow-up studies are needed to define the role of high-dose chemotherapy on testicular cance r.