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Gynecol Oncol. 1986 Nov;25(3):334-9.

Malignant mixed mesodermal tumors of the uterus and ovary treated with cisplatin-based combination chemotherapy.


Twelve patients with malignant mixed mullerian tumors were treated with combination chemotherapy at Vanderbilt University Hospital from 1977 through 1981. Nine patients, all of whom received combination chemotherapy with hexamethylmelamine, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, and cisplatin (HCAP), were evaluable for response. Objective responses (all partial responses) were noted in 3 (33.3%) (response rate greater than 10% and less than 55% with 90% confidence limits), a minimal response was noted in one patient, and stable disease in four (50%) patients. Responders survived longer (calculated from the initiation of HCAP) than nonresponders (median 112 vs 19 weeks). These results are not at present statistically different from previous studies utilizing doxorubicin alone, cisplatin alone, the combination of doxorubicin and DTIC, or the combination of vincristine, actinomycin D, and cyclophosphamide.

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