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What is the success rate of a patient taking gemzar (gemcitabine) for metastatic breast cancer?
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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: It depends
The success of gemcitabine (or other chemotherapy) depends on several factors.
Where the cancer is, what prior treatments have been administered, and if anything in addition to gemcitabine is being administered. Gemcitabine is effective in about 1/3 of patients treated if it is the first drug administered for metastatic breast cancer. These chances decline if it is the 2nd, 3rd or later treatment.

In brief: It depends
The success of gemcitabine (or other chemotherapy) depends on several factors.
Where the cancer is, what prior treatments have been administered, and if anything in addition to gemcitabine is being administered. Gemcitabine is effective in about 1/3 of patients treated if it is the first drug administered for metastatic breast cancer. These chances decline if it is the 2nd, 3rd or later treatment.
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