It is the opinion of the reference committee that this protocol has reduced efficacy compared with standard 3 weekly docetaxel and two weekly docetaxel protocols and should not be used in this patient population.
Treatment schedule summary
||5 mg TWICE a day
||1 to 28
||1, 8, 15
* prednisolone can be given as 10 mg once a day. It is given continuously during all cycles of treatment. This is often tapered off slowly over a period of 1 month after completion of chemotherapy at the discretion of the medical officer.
Frequency: 28 days
Cycles: Continuous until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity