Mitomycin-C plus a 3-day continuous intravenous infusion of 5- fluorouracil: An inactive salvage regimen for platinum-resistant ovarian carcinoma
Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols
In a Phase II trial, patients with refractory ovarian cancer were given 10 mg/m2 mitomycin-C i.v. every 8 weeks and 1000 mg/m2/day 5-fluorouracil for 3 consecutive days by continuous intravenous infusion repeated every 4 weeks. Sixteen heavily pretreated patients with platinum-resistant disease were treated and no major responses were observed. Only 2 patients required subsequent dose reduction for myelotoxicity. No sign of gastrointestinal toxicity was seen. This regimen is inactive as salvage treatment for refractory ovarian cancer.