What are the treatment recommendations for stage IVB ovarian cancer?

Updated: Dec 06, 2018
  • Author: Shannon M Grabosch, MD; Chief Editor: from Memorial Sloan-Kettering - Yukio Sonoda, MD  more...
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Patients should be considered for front-line chemotherapy and should strongly consider participation in clinical trials if the option is available. Possible regimens are as follows:

  • Paclitaxel 175 mg/m2 IV over 3 h plus  carboplatin AUC 5-6 IV over 1 h on day 1; every 21 d for six cycles [13] or

  • Docetaxel 75 mg/m2 IV over 1 h plus  carboplatin AUC 5 IV over 1 h on day 1; every 21 d for six cycles [8]


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