Case Report: Paclitaxel-Induced Pneumonitis in Early Breast Cancer: A Single Institution Experience and Review
Taxane-based chemotherapy regimens are in widespread use as standard of care treatment for patients with early breast cancer, though rarely its use can be complicated by taxane-induced pneumonitis (TIP). While breast cancer is the most diagnosed cancer in women worldwide, TIP remains under-described in this setting. Key questions relate to its incidence, diagnosis and management, potential predictive biomarkers, and the balance between this life-threatening toxicity and curatively intended treatment. At a single Australian institution, 6 cases of TIP are identified among 132 patients treated with a paclitaxel-containing regimen for early breast cancer (4.55%, 95% confidence interval 1.69-9.63%). This review first outlines the presentation, management, and outcomes for these cases, then answers these questions and proposes an approach to suspected TIP in patients with breast cancer.
|ISBN||2234-943X (Print) 2234-943X (Linking)|
|Authors||Ardolino, L.; Lau, B.; Wilson, I.; Chen, J.; Borella, L.; Stone, E.; Lim, E.|
|Publisher Name||Frontiers in Oncology|
|URL link to publisher's version||https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/34249762|