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Advanced Breast Angiosarcoma Completely Responding to Chemotherapy

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Introduction: For patients with anthracycline-resistant metastatic angiosarcoma, currently there is no available standard for second-line therapy and there is a need for novel effective regimens to improve response rates. Case report: We reported here about a case of a primary angiosarcoma of both breasts in a 34-year-old woman presenting lung metastases. At the completion of 3 cycles of the MAID regimen including mesna, adriamycin, ifosfamide and dacarbazine, CT showed progression of the disease (PD). Subsequently second-line chemotherapy was started using GVP regimen consisting of gemcitabine, vincristine and cisplatin. Complete response (CR) of the lung metastases was achieved after 6 treatment cycles. Conclusion: In the absence of an effective therapy among patients with anthracycline-resistant metastatic breast angiosarcoma, a GVP chemo-regimen can be performed as a selective option.

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Z. Luo, Q. Wang, W. Peng, J. Chang, X. Hu and X. Hong, "Advanced Breast Angiosarcoma Completely Responding to Chemotherapy," Journal of Cancer Therapy, Vol. 4 No. 4, 2013, pp. 811-814. doi: 10.4236/jct.2013.44092.

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