Dose intensity and hematologic toxicity in older breast cancer patients receiving systemic chemotherapy.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Cancer, Volume 115, Issue 22, p.5319-28 (2009)

Keywords:

Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Anemia, Antineoplastic Agents, Breast Neoplasms, Dose-Response Relationship, Drug, Female, Hematologic Diseases, Humans, NEUTROPENIA, Thrombocytopenia

Abstract:

This prospective study evaluated patient and treatment characteristics that contributed to hematologic toxicity in older breast cancer patients treated with curative intent in the community setting.