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Ovarian Cancer Survival and Chemotherapy Dosing, Body Mass Index, and Body Surface Area

Ovarian Cancer Survival and Chemotherapy Dosing, Body Mass Index, and Body Surface Area Opinion EDITORIAL Ovarian Cancer Survival and Chemotherapy Dosing, Body Mass Index, and Body Surface Area Are We There Yet? S. Percy Ivy, MD; Jan H. Beumer, PharmD, PhD Thestudyinthisissue ofJAMAOncology by Bandera et al evalu- thereby overestimating the frequency of dose reduction. This ef- atedtheassociationofbodymassindex(BMI)andchemotherapy fect plays an important role in the interpretation of the results. dosing, and the authors related relative dose intensity (RDI) to The association of low RDI with ovarian cancer–specific overall and ovarian cancer–specific mortality. This retrospective survival was only significant for paclitaxel dosed at less than cohort analysis was based on the 70% RDI, which represented 11% of the population. Carbo- Kaiser Permanente Research on platin RDI was not associated with survival, potentially due Related article page 737 OvarianCancerStudyofEpithelial to the previously indicated confounding effect of using lean Ovarian Cancer chemotherapy vs full mass in the C-G formula. Importantly, this means that subcohort (806 patients). Importantly, it is a relatively unselected there are no data to support the conclusion that dose reduc- real-worldcohort,andoneofthelargeststudiedtodate.Theinves- tion of carboplatin is associated with poor survival and that tigators concluded that lower RDI of paclitaxel and carboplatin body size is a predictor for carboplatin dose reduction. was associated with http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Oncology American Medical Association

Ovarian Cancer Survival and Chemotherapy Dosing, Body Mass Index, and Body Surface Area

JAMA Oncology , Volume 1 (6) – Sep 1, 2015

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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2015 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
2374-2437
eISSN
2374-2445
DOI
10.1001/jamaoncol.2015.1926
pmid
26181495
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Abstract

Opinion EDITORIAL Ovarian Cancer Survival and Chemotherapy Dosing, Body Mass Index, and Body Surface Area Are We There Yet? S. Percy Ivy, MD; Jan H. Beumer, PharmD, PhD Thestudyinthisissue ofJAMAOncology by Bandera et al evalu- thereby overestimating the frequency of dose reduction. This ef- atedtheassociationofbodymassindex(BMI)andchemotherapy fect plays an important role in the interpretation of the results. dosing, and the authors related relative dose intensity (RDI) to The association of low RDI with ovarian cancer–specific overall and ovarian cancer–specific mortality. This retrospective survival was only significant for paclitaxel dosed at less than cohort analysis was based on the 70% RDI, which represented 11% of the population. Carbo- Kaiser Permanente Research on platin RDI was not associated with survival, potentially due Related article page 737 OvarianCancerStudyofEpithelial to the previously indicated confounding effect of using lean Ovarian Cancer chemotherapy vs full mass in the C-G formula. Importantly, this means that subcohort (806 patients). Importantly, it is a relatively unselected there are no data to support the conclusion that dose reduc- real-worldcohort,andoneofthelargeststudiedtodate.Theinves- tion of carboplatin is associated with poor survival and that tigators concluded that lower RDI of paclitaxel and carboplatin body size is a predictor for carboplatin dose reduction. was associated with

Journal

JAMA OncologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Sep 1, 2015

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