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Table 3 Summary of maximum WHO toxicity grades (N = 40)

From: First-line therapy with gemcitabine and paclitaxel in locally, recurrent or metastatic breast cancer: A phase II study

  Grade 3 Grade 4
Toxicity n (%) n (%)
Hematologic     
   Anemia 2 5.0 0 0
   Leukopenia 19 47.5 0 0
   Neutropeniaa 17 42.5 17 42.5
   Thrombocytopenia 1 2.5 1 2.5
Non-hematologic     
   Cardiac function 1 2.5 0 0
   Alopecia 30 75.0 0 0
   Infection 1 2.5 0 0
   Nausea/vomiting 1 2.5 0 0
   Peripheral neurotoxicity 3 7.5 0 0
  1. aSegmented neutrophils have been converted to WHO scores using granulocyte count criteria.