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Research Article

Effects of Traditional Chinese Medicine on Chemotherapy-Induced Myelosuppression and Febrile Neutropenia in Breast Cancer Patients

Table 1

Clinicopathological data of breast cancer patients.

VariablesBefore propensity matching After propensity matching
Group 1 ()Group 2 () Group 1 () Group 2 ()

Age, yr 50.3 (49.4–51.2)47.1 (46.1–48.1)0.00000449.8 (49.0–50.6)50.2 (49.3–51.0)0.504
TNM stage0.45940.200
 III and IV70538780
Neoadjuvant chemotherapy0.00290.637
ALT (U/L)0.0000380.008
AST (U/L)0.0040.224

HER-2 positive: testing by immunohistochemical (IHC) assay (3+) or in situ hybridization (ISH) assay (+); HER-2 negative: IHC (−), (1+), and (2+) or ISH (−); ALT: alanine aminotransferase; AST: aspartate transferase. Chemotherapy: 1: the chemotherapy regimens contain AC/EC (Adriamycin or epirubicin, Cyclophosphamide) and CAF/CEF (Adriamycin or epirubicin, Cyclophosphamide, and 5-Fluorouracil). 2: the chemotherapy regimens contain TC (paclitaxel or docetaxel, Cyclophosphamide) and T (paclitaxel or docetaxel). 3: the chemotherapy regimens contain anthracyclines combined with paclitaxel or docetaxel: TAC/TEC (paclitaxel or docetaxel, Cyclophosphamide, and Adriamycin or epirubicin); TA/TE (paclitaxel or docetaxel, Adriamycin or epirubicin). 4: the chemotherapy regimens contain anthracyclines followed by paclitaxel or docetaxel: AC/EC (Adriamycin or epirubicin, Cyclophosphamide); CAF/CEF (Adriamycin or epirubicin, Cyclophosphamide, and 5-Fluorouracil), followed with T or TH (paclitaxel or docetaxel, Herceptin).

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