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Keywords:

  • belotecan;
  • ovarian neoplasms;
  • treatment efficacy

Abstract

The efficacy of second-line chemotherapy for relapsed primary peritoneal serous carcinoma has been numerously reported, but reports on durable response after second-line therapy have been rare. We report the case of a 66-year-old woman with relapsed primary peritoneal serous carcinoma who showed durable response after just one cycle of second-line belotecan-based therapy. The response might be a complete pathologic remission. Considering the fact that our patient suffered from neutropenic sepsis during her treatment, we concluded that belotecan-based chemotherapy could be a good option for second-line chemotherapy in some selected patients, so patient selection should be carefully performed due to the toxicity of belotecan.