Adjuvant chemotherapy with docetaxel/cyclophosphamide (TC) is adopted worldwide as a valuable option for elderly patients with high-risk early breast cancer. Some studies suggest that paclitaxel may have a better therapeutic ratio than docetaxel. Therefore we have implemented an adjuvant chemotherapy in which docetaxel was replaced by paclitaxel. We report here the retrospective analysis of that cohort and make a safety comparison with an earlier TC cohort in the same target population. This retrospective analysis demonstrates the feasibility of paclitaxel/cyclophosphamide as an alternative, better tolerated adjuvant regimen for elderly patients. Further evaluation and assessment of noninferiority to TC is warranted.
- breast cancer