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Medline ® Abstract for Reference 145

of 'Chemotherapy hepatotoxicity and dose modification in patients with liver disease'

Phase II trial of 5-fluorouracil, adriamycin, mitomycin C, and streptozotocin (FAM-S) in pancreatic carcinoma.
Bukowski RM, Schacter LP, Groppe CW, Hewlett JS, Weick JK, Livingston RB
Cancer. 1982;50(2):197.
Twenty-five patients with unresectable and metastatic pancreatic carcinoma were treated with the combination of 5-fluorouracil, Adriamycin, mitomycin C and streptozotocin (FAM-S). Twelve of 25 patients responded (48%) and four patients demonstrated stable disease. Median survival of all patients was 6.75 months, and seven of 25 patients survived more than 12 months. Hematologic toxicity was moderate, and the predominant side effect recorded was nausea and vomiting (80% patients). Combination chemotherapy in pancreatic carcinoma may provide palliation and randomized trials are warranted to confirm these results.