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Date:5/28/2008

cisplatin), respectively, were anemia (89 vs 67, 88 vs 77); leukopenia (82 vs 25, 86 vs 87); neutropenia (79 vs 20, 88 vs 87), thrombocytopenia (85 vs 13, 81 vs 45), lymphocytopenia 28d (75 vs 51); hematuria (15 vs 13, 22 vs 10); creatinine 28d (38 vs 31), hyperglycemia 28d (30 vs 23); hypomagnesemia 28d (30 vs 17); nausea 28d (93 vs 87); vomiting 28d (78 vs 71); nausea and vomiting 21d (96 vs 86); alopecia (53 vs 33, 77 vs 92); neuromotor 28d (35 vs 15); constipation (28 vs 21, 17 vs 15); neurohearing 28d (25 vs 21); paresthesias 21d (38 vs 16); and infection (18 vs 12, 28 vs 21).

The most severe adverse events (grades 3/4) with GEMZAR plus carboplatin versus carboplatin, respectively, for the treatment of patients with advanced ovarian cancer were neutropenia (71 vs 12), thrombocytopenia (35 vs 11), leukopenia (53 vs 7), anemia (28 vs 11), nausea (6 vs 3), vomiting (6 vs 3), and constipation (7 vs 3). The most common adverse events (all grades) were neutropenia (90 vs 58); leukopenia (86 vs 70); anemia (86 vs 75); and thrombocytopenia (78 vs 57); RBC transfusion (38 vs 15), alopecia (49 vs 17), neuropathy/sensory (29 vs 27), nausea (69 vs 61), fatigue (40 vs 32), vomiting (46 vs 36), diarrhea (25 vs 14), and constipation (42 vs 37).

The most severe adverse events (grades 3/4) with GEMZAR plus paclitaxel versus paclitaxel, respectively, for the treatment of patients with MBC were neutropenia (48 vs 11); alopecia (18 vs 22); leukopenia (11 vs 2); anemia (7 vs 4); fatigue (7 vs 2); thrombocytopenia (6 vs 2); ALT elevation (6 vs 1); and neuropathy-sensory (6 vs 3). The most common adverse events (all grades) were alopecia (90 vs 92); anemia (69 vs 51); neutropenia (69 vs 31); neuropathy-sensory (64 vs 58); nausea (50 vs 31); fatigue (40 vs 28); myalgia (33 vs 33); vomiting (29 vs 15); and thrombocytopenia (26 vs 7).

The most severe adverse events (grades 3/4) with GEMZAR versus 5-FU for the first-line treatment of patients with pancreatic cancer
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