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Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy

[Usefulness of bevacizumab with paclitaxel for advanced breast cancer - a case report].


PMID 23863653

Abstract

A 55-year-old woman with an exudative, necrotizing left breast tumor consulted Ibaraki Prefectural Central Hospital and Cancer Center. We diagnosed her as advanced ER+, PgR-, HER2- invasive ductal carcinoma of the left breast by tumor needle biopsy. FDG-PET/CT revealed multiple lymph node, pulmonary, bone, and hepatic metastases. Systemic chemotherapy with biweekly bevacizumab and weekly paclitaxel(PTX)was administered. The chemotherapy induced a widespread tumor lysis in her left chest wall. We continued chemotherapy, and the ulcer has been healing gradually. We recognized that bevacizumab with PTX successfully brought about a rapid, good local response, and improved the patient's quality of life.