Role of gemcitabine in the treatment of ovarian cancer.

Women's health (London, England)

PubMedID: 19803986

Abushahin F, Rose PG. Role of gemcitabine in the treatment of ovarian cancer. Womens Health (Lond Engl). 2007;3(3):279-90.
The US FDA has recently approved the combination of carboplatin and gemcitabine as a second-line therapy for recurrent platinum-sensitive ovarian cancer. This article briefly reviews the pharmacokinetics and mechanism of action of gemcitabine and its synergistic effect with platinum. An overview of the literature on the role of gemcitabine in the treatment of epithelial ovarian cancer is also presented.