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Hepatogastroenterology. 2012 Jun;59(116):960-4. doi: 10.5754/hge12189.

Intraperitoneal and intravenous chemotherapy in peritoneal carcinomatosis.

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  • 1Department of Investigational Cancer Therapeutics, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA.



We conducted a phase I trial of IP oxaliplatin and paclitaxel with IV paclitaxel and bevacizumab in patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis.


Patients received IV bevacizumab (2.5mg/kg) over 1 hour (day 1), then IV paclitaxel (110 mg/m2) 24-hr-infusion (day 1) and IP oxaliplatin (25-40 mg/m2) (day 2), and IP paclitaxel (30-60 mg/m2) (day 8 from cycle 2 onwards). A '3+3' design was used.


Nineteen patients were treated (median age 60 years; 10 women, 9 men; median number of prior therapies 3). Primary tumors were colorectal (n=9), signet ring carcinoma (n=2), gastric (n=2), ovarian (n=2) and others (n=4). The maximum tolerated doses (MTD) of IP oxaliplatin and IP paclitaxel were 25mg/m2 and 60 mg/ m2, respectively. Nine (47%) patients reported no toxicities >grade 2. Two patients receiving IP oxaliplatin 40 mg/m2 and IP paclitaxel 60 mg/m2 had dose limiting toxicities (DLT) of grade 3 diarrhea/dehydration and febrile neutropenia. Toxicities included abdominal pain (n=14), nausea (n=10) and constipation (n=7). Of 12 patients restaged at 2 months, 7 (58%) had stable disease (SD) including 2 (17%) who had SD for >4 months.


IP paclitaxel and IP oxaliplatin can be given safely at 60 mg/m2 and 25mg/m2, respectively.

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