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The main objective of this randomized trial is to compare 6 FEC100 to 4 FEC100 + 4 Taxol in patients with resected node positive breast cancer. Main endpoint is disease free survival. Secondary endpoints are overall survival, time to local recurrence, time to distant metastases, and tolerance. A total of 840 patients have been included in the trial.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
6 FEC 100, 4 FEC 100 followed by 4 Taxol
Active, not recruiting
Association Européenne de Recherche en Oncologie
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:50:07-0400
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