Eighteen patients with squamous cell cancer of the cervix were treated with i.v. docetaxel 100 mg/m2 over 1 h every 21 days. No patient received prior chemotherapy, except as a radiation sensitizer. Median age was 42 years (range 30-58) and Zubrod performance states was 1 (0-2). Ten (59%) patients had prior surgery and 11 (65%) had prior radiation therapy. Sixteen patients were evaluable for response. Two patients had a partial response (13%; 95% CI 0-32%) and eight (50%; 95% CI 23-77%) had stable disease. Dose reduction to 75 mg/m2 was required in 10 patients and to 55 mg/m2 in one patient. Granulocytopenia was the major hematopoietic toxicity (31% grade 3 and 44% grade 4). Docetaxel is active in patients with squamous cell cancer of the cervix and may be tolerable at this dose schedule.
- Cervix cancer
- Granulocyte colony stimulating factor