Background: Heavily treated Wilms' tumor responding to the combination of paclitaxel and carboplatin has not yet been reported. Case Report: A 17-year-old man presented with hematuria. He received a diagnosis of Wilms' tumor with multiple lung metastases and was treated with preoperative chemotherapy including vincristine, dactinomycin, and doxorubicin, a right nephrectomy, and adjuvant chemotherapy, followed by pulmonary metastasectomy. During the next 8 years, he suffered from 4 relapses and has been treated with multiple anticancer agents including high-dose chemotherapy with autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation. Finally, the disease progressed due to peritoneal and pleural metastases. With opioid administration for left shoulder pain due to pleural metastasis, he received combination chemotherapy with carboplatin (area under the curve = 4) and paclitaxel (175 mg/m2) on day 1. After 2 cycles, he achieved a partial response with mild toxicity. He received 7 cycles of the chemotherapy and the time to progression was 200 days. Conclusion: In a refractory case after intensive treatments, we succeeded to control the disease for a while.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - May 2012|
- Wilms' tumor
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research