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Poster Display session 2

4112 - Cisplatin given at three divided doses for three consecutive days in metastatic breast cancer: an alternative schedule for one full dose with comparable efficacy but less CINV and hypomagnesaemia


29 Sep 2019


Poster Display session 2


Tumour Site

Breast Cancer


Yang Chen


Annals of Oncology (2019) 30 (suppl_5): v104-v142. 10.1093/annonc/mdz242


Y. Chen1, J. Zhang2, J. Zhang2, X. Hu3

Author affiliations

  • 1 Medical Oncology, Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center, 200032 - Shanghai/CN
  • 2 Department Of Medical Oncology, Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center, 200032 - Shanghai/CN
  • 3 Department Of Medical Oncology, Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center, Shanghai/CN


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Abstract 4112


Cisplatin, a common chemotherapeutic for metastatic breast cancer (MBC), is recommended to be applied at 75 mg/m2 every 3 weeks, but divided doses over several days are commonly used. Toxicity profile difference of these 2 dosing regimens is rarely reported, so we retrospectively compared toxicity of cisplatin at 75mg/m2 one day versus 25mg/m2 for 3 consecutive days repeated every three weeks focusing on nausea/vomiting, abnormalities of serum electrolytes and renal function.


Between December 2008 and May 2015, 227 patients underwent 1 day of cisplatin treatment with hydration and magnesium supplementation and 256 patients underwent 3 days of treatment without hydration and magnesium supplementation were retrospectively analyzed. The number of patients with first-line and second-line chemotherapy in 1 day plan group was 99 and 109, and in 3 days plan group was 128 and 147.


The objective response rate (ORR), progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) were similar between the two groups. Grade 1–4 nausea/vomiting differed significantly between the 1-day and 3-day regimen (161[70.9%] vs. 132[51.6%], p < 0.001), but with no difference in grade 3 or 4 toxicity. 1-day cisplatin treatment led to more significant magnesium loss (44.4% vs. 28.3%, p = 0.025) and no difference for other serum electrolyte level changes. Serum creatinine level higher than upper normal limit was observed less in one-day arm (9.4% vs. 15.0%, p = 0.062) with marginal difference, indicating possibly less renal toxicity. There were no treatment-related deaths.


In conclusion, toxicity profile of two dosing regimen of cisplatin is different. When cisplatin is given clinically at 75 mg/m2 once every three weeks, more attention should be paid to controlling nausea/vomiting better and strengthening the supplementation of magnesium.

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All authors have declared no conflicts of interest.

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