The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness and adverse events of combination chemotherapy with S-1 and docetaxel (DOC) as neo-adjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) for patients with oral squamous cell carcinomas. Fifteen patients were enrolled in this study (11 men and 4 women, with a mean age of 65.9 years). All patients given S-1 80 mg/body per day for 14 days and following were administered a dose of DOC 60 mg/m(2) by drip infusion for 120 minutes. The locoregional response was evaluated 3 weeks after the administration. As a result, the locoregional response rate was 60.0%, including 46.7% complete response. According to Oboshi and Shimosato's classification, histological evaluation of surgical specimens revealed that 3 cases were Grade I , 3 cases Grade IIa, 4 cases Grade IIb, 1 case Grade III, 3 cases Grade IVb, and 1 case Grade IVc. The severe side effect was neutropenia. The present study suggests that combination chemotherapy with S-1 and DOC is an effective and safe regimen in NAC for oral squamous cell carcinomas.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy|
|Publication status||Published - 2007 Dec|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research