Bevacizumab, Carboplatin and Paclitaxel Combination Treatment in Advanced Stage Ovarian Cancer: The First Experience in Thammasat University Hospital, Thailand: A Case Report

Suwannarurk, K.; Thaweekul, Y.; Mairaing, K.; Poomtavorn, Y.; Tangtiang, K.; Piyawang, W.; Bhamarapravatana, K.

Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand 98 Suppl. 3: S121-S125


ISSN/ISBN: 0125-2208
PMID: 26387399
Document Number: 16255
Bevacizumab, a humanized monoclonal antibody targeting vascular endothelial growthfactor (VEGF), has been approvedfor concurrent treatment with first line chemotherapy in advanced epithelial ovarian cancer. A case of an advanced stage epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) receiving a combination of bevacizumab, carboplatin andpaclitaxel chemotherapy was reported. A 44-year-old woman was presented with abdominal discomfort and distention for 4 months. Bilateral 12 cm diameter ovarian tumors were diagnosed as FIGO stage IIIc after surgical staging operation. Histopathology report showed the mixed type of serous and endometriod adenocarcinoma. The patient was then started on carboplatin/paclitaxel combination chemotherapy for 6 cycles after surgery every 3 weeks. Bevacizumab (7.5 mg/ m2) was concurrently administered with chemotherapy every 3 weeks startingfrom the 2nd cycle. A complete remission was achieved after the end of the chemotherapy treatment. Bevacizumab was continued for one year after the completion of the standard chemotherapy. Bone marrow suppression, hypertension and proteinuria were not found during Bevacizumab treatment. At bevacizumab treatment completion, a platinum-sensitive recurrent ovarian cancer was diagnosed at the two weeks postprogram routine check-up. The patient was counseled to start second line chemotherapy treatment and has yet to come back with her decision. Combination of bevacizumab, carboplatin and paclitaxelfor first line chemotherapy in advanced EOC in this case had no serious side effects and need further study.

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