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Gan To Kagaku Ryoho. 2019 May;46(5):933-936.

[A Case of Advanced Gastric Cancer with Bone Marrow Metastasis Treated with Low-Dose Combination Chemotherapy Containing S-1 and Docetaxel].

[Article in Japanese]

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Dept. of Digestive Surgery, Nihon University School of Medicine.


A 77-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital with complaints of lumbago. Based on MRI, bone marrow biopsy, and upper endoscopy, she was diagnosed as having advanced gastric cancer accompanied by bone marrow metastasis and multiple bone metastases. She underwent combination chemotherapycontaining S-1 and docetaxel(TXT). However, during the first course of chemotherapy, she developed Grade 4 neutropenia and sepsis, and her ADL worsened. The anticancer agent doses were reduced drasticallyto 40% of the initial dose from the next course of chemotherapy. She was able to continue treatment without developing severe adverse events, and the disease did not progress for 11 months. However, during the 6 course of chemotherapy, she developed Grade 4 neutropenia and sepsis again, and it became difficult to continue treatment. Subsequent S-1 monotherapywas not efficacious, and she died 17 months after diagnosis. From the view of persistence and efficacy, we believe that low-dose combination chemotherapycontaining S-1 and TXT maybe a suitable regimen for advanced gastric cancer with bone marrow metastasis.


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