To evaluate outcomes and toxicities of chemoradiation with a less intensive paclitaxel regimen for locally recurrent bladder cancer.
Three elderly patients received simultaneous chemoradiation for recurrent muscle-invasive bladder cancer. Chemotherapy included two courses (three times 25 mg/m(2) over 1.5 weeks) of paclitaxel. Radiotherapy doses were 59.4 Gy to the bladder and 50.4 Gy to regional lymph nodes. Survival, local control and toxicities were retrospectively evaluated.
One patient died after 71 months, two were alive after 69 and 98 months, respectively. No local recurrence was not observed. Five-year survival and local control rates were 100%. Two patients experienced grade 1 acute dysuria, one patient grade 1 diarrhea. Late toxicities were also mild; two patients had grade 1 dysuria.
Chemoradiation with a less intensive paclitaxel regimen resulted in excellent 5-year results and was very well tolerated. It may be a reasonable option for elderly patients who cannot tolerate more intensive approaches.
In vivo (Athens, Greece). 0000 Jan [Epub]
Lukas Käsmann, Lisa Manig, Stefan Janssen, Dirk Rades
Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany., Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany .