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Eur J Dermatol. 2012 Nov-Dec;22(6):758-61. doi: 10.1684/ejd.2012.1845.

Complete response of metastatic cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma to cetuximab plus paclitaxel.

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Medical Oncology 1 Division, San Giovanni Battista Hospital, Corso Bramante 88,Turin, Italy. caterinamecca@yahoo.it

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND METHODS:

Cetuximab therapy results strongly active in advanced cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC). A patient affected by a rapidly progressing, already irradiated and cisplatin-refractory cSCC, with lung, pleura and thoracic lymph nodes metastasis, was treated with weekly cetuximab and paclitaxel.

RESULTS:

Treatment was well tolerated and a partial response was obtained after four months of cetuximab plus paclitaxel therapy. Then we continued maintenance cetuximab for another seven months with tumor shrinkage until complete response, maintained after six months.

CONCLUSIONS:

Cetuximab was safely associated with paclitaxel, obtaining a rapid tumor response in cisplatin-refractory metastatic cSCC. Single-agent cetuximab maintenance sustained tumor shrinkage until complete response.

PMID:
23131415
DOI:
10.1684/ejd.2012.1845
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