Randomized trial of three cisplatin dose schedules in squamous-cell carcinoma of the cervix: A Gynecologic Oncology Group study

P. Bonomi, J. A. Blessing, F. B. Stehman, P. J. DiSaia, L. Walton, F. J. Major

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The Gynecologic Oncology Group has conducted a randomized prospective trial comparing cisplatin 50 mg/m2 every 21 days (regimen 1), 100 mg/m2 every 21 days (regimen 2), and cisplatin 20 mg/m2 for five consecutive days repeated every 21 days (regimen 3). Four hundred ninety-seven evaluable patients have been accrued on this study. The response rates were 20.7%, 31.4%, and 25.0%, for regimens 1, 2, and 3, respectively; the complete remission rates were 10.0%, 12.7%, and 8.6% for regimens 1, 2, and 3, respectively. The median duration of response ranged from 3.9 to 4.8 months, the median progression-free interval from 3.7 to 4.6 months, and the median survival time from 6.1 to 7.1 months. The difference in response rates for regimens 1 and 2 is statistically significant (P = .015) but less than the magnitude originally considered clinically significant. The differences in complete remission rates, response duration, progression-free interval, and survival times are not statistically significant. The following types of toxicity were observed: serum creatinine level >2 mg/dL and/or BUN level >40 mg/dL was 7%, 14%, and 17% on regimens 1, 2, and 3, respectively; leukocyte count <4,000/μL was 27%, 44%, and 41% on regimens 1, 2, and 3, respectively. Nausea and vomiting occurred in 74 patients (83%). The regimen consisting of a 100-mg/m2 single dose has produced a statistically significant higher response rate than the 50 mg/m2 regimen while producing no appreciable differences in complete remission rate, response duration, progression-free interval, or survival. In addition, the higher dose regimen was associated with greater myelosuppression and nephrotoxicity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1079-1085
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Clinical Oncology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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