Bevacizumab combination therapy in heavily pretreated, recurrent cervical cancer

Jason D. Wright, Dana Viviano, Matthew A. Powell, Randall K. Gibb, David G. Mutch, Perry W. Grigsby, Janet S. Rader

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Abstract

Objective.: To report the utility of the monoclonal, anti-vascular endothelial growth factor antibody bevacizumab in combination with cytotoxic chemotherapy for women with recurrent cervical cancer. Methods.: A retrospective analysis of women with recurrent cervical cancer treated with bevacizumab combination therapy was performed. Results.: Six patients were identified. The patients had a median of 3 prior regimens. All of the patients had multisite, metastatic disease. The combination regimen included IV 5-fluorouracil in 5 (83%) patients and capecitabine in one (17%) subject. Treatment was well tolerated. Grade 4 toxicity occurred in one patient who developed neutropenic sepsis. Clinical benefit (CR, PR, or SD) was noted in 67% of the subjects. This included 1 (17%) complete response, 1 (17%) partial response and two (33%) patients with stable disease. The median time to progression for the four women who demonstrated clinical benefit was 4.3 months. Conclusions.: Combination bevacizumab is well tolerated and displayed encouraging anti-tumor activity in heavily pretreated recurrent cervical cancer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)489-493
Number of pages5
JournalGynecologic oncology
Volume103
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2006

Keywords

  • Angiogenesis
  • Bevacizumab
  • Biologic therapy
  • Cervical cancer

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