Efficacy and safety of DoceAqualip in a patient with locally advanced cervical cancer: A case report
- Rammohan Prasanna
- Deepak Bunger
- Mujtaba A. Khan
Published online on: November 27, 2017
The standard of care for locally advanced cervical cancer has been the combination of a taxane with platinum based therapy. Conventional docetaxel is known to cause hypersensitivity reactions, fluid retention and other toxicities due to polysorbate-80 and ethanol. Corticosteroid premedication prior to docetaxel administration is required to prevent these toxicities, however, toxicities are still observed, sometimes fatal, despite premedication. DoceAqualip, a nanosomal docetaxel lipid suspension, developed with lipids generally regarded as safe (GRAS) by the US Food and Drug Administration, is devoid of polysorbate-80 and ethanol. DoceAqualip has been demonstrated to be effective and well‑tolerated in various cancer types. The authors' report a case of a patient with Stage IIIB cervical cancer who was treated with carboplatin and DoceAqualip (concurrent ChemoRT) and achieved complete response without any serious adverse events.