Published in Cancer Weekly, February 21st, 2006
"It has been demonstrated that the 3-weekly PELF regimen is superior to FAM and FAMTX in advanced gastric cancer. The aim of this multicentric phase II study was to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of a PELF regimen, given every 2 weeks as a first-line therapy in patients with unresectable or metastatic gastric carcinoma," researchers in Italy reported.
"Fifty-nine patients were treated with the following schedule: cisplatin (40 mg/m2, day 1), epirubicin (30 mg/m2,...
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