https://ogma.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Index ${session.getAttribute("locale")} 5 Whole brain radiotherapy after local treatment of brain metastases in melanoma patients - a randomised phase III trial https://ogma.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Repository/uon:15470 Wed 11 Apr 2018 12:20:10 AEST ]]> Capecitabine versus classical cyclophosphamide, methotrexate, and fluorouracil as first-line chemotherapy for advanced breast cancer https://ogma.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Repository/uon:13278 2 twice daily for 14 of every 21 days; n = 107) or continuously (650 mg/m2 twice daily for 21 of every 21 days; n = 107), or to classical CMF (oral cyclophosphamide 100 mg/m2 days 1 to 14 with intravenous methotrexate 40 mg/m2 and fluorouracil 600 mg/m2 on days 1 and 8 every 28 days; n = 109). The primary end point was quality-adjusted progression-free survival (PFS); secondary end points included PFS, overall survival (OS), objective tumor response, and adverse events. Intermittent and continuous capecitabine were to be compared first and, if similar (P > .05), combined for definitive comparisons versus CMF. Results: Quality-adjusted PFS (P = .2), objective tumor response rate (20%; P = .8), and PFS (median, 6 months; hazard ratio [HR], 0.86; 95% CI, 0.67 to 1.10; P = .2) were similar in women assigned capecitabine versus CMF. OS was longer in women assigned capecitabine rather than CMF (median, 22 v 18 months; HR, 0.72; 95% CI, 0.55 to 0.94; P = .02). Febrile neutropenia, infection, stomatitis, and serious adverse events were more common with CMF; hand-foot syndrome was more common with capecitabine. Conclusion: Capecitabine improved OS by being similarly active, less toxic, and more tolerable than CMF. Capecitabine is a good first-line chemotherapy option for women with advanced breast cancer who are unsuited to more intensive regimens.]]> Sat 24 Mar 2018 08:15:16 AEDT ]]>