Activity of epirubicin and dibromodulcitol in advanced breast cancer. Results of the South-East European Oncology Group Study

Oncology. 1988;45(6):409-12. doi: 10.1159/000226654.


The therapeutic efficacy of the combination of epirubicin + dibromodulcitol was evaluated in 108 previously treated or untreated patients with advanced breast cancer. The overall response rate was 39.8%, complete remission 3.7% (mean duration 6.3 months) and partial remission 36.1% (mean duration 3.5 months). The response was rated in function of age, menopausal status, performance status and previous therapy. Toxicity (in case of 115 patients) was evaluated according to the WHO recommendation. The similar therapeutic effectiveness and less toxicity of the above drug combination compared to ADM + DBD regimen are demonstrated.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Multicenter Study

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / adverse effects
  • Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use*
  • Breast Neoplasms / drug therapy*
  • Drug Evaluation
  • Epirubicin / administration & dosage
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Mitolactol / administration & dosage
  • Multicenter Studies as Topic


  • Epirubicin
  • Mitolactol