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Claims for Patent: 7,312,237

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Claims for Patent: 7,312,237

Title:Combination of epothilone analogs and chemotherapeutic agents for the treatment of prolilferative diseases
Abstract:Compositions and methods are disclosed which are useful of the treatment and prevention of proliferative disorders.
Inventor(s): Lee; Francis Y. F. (Yardley, PA)
Assignee: Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (Princeton, NJ)
Application Number:10/091,061
Patent Claims: 1. A method of treating cancer in a mammal selected from metastatic breast cancer, lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, colon cancer, and/or small cell lung cancer, comprising administering to the mammal a therapeutically-effective combination of (1) a dosage unit of capecitabine and (2) a dosage unit of Compound (1), having the formula, ##STR00020## or a pharmaceutically-acceptable hydrate, solvate, or geometric, optical, or stereoisomer of Compound (1), wherein the administration will provide a greater anti-cancer effect than the effect obtainable with either the dosage unit of capecitabine or the dosage unit of Compound (1) alone.

2. The method of claim 1 wherein the cancer is metastatic breast cancer refractory to taxane treatment.

3. The method of claim 1 wherein the cancer is metastatic breast cancer resistant to taxane treatment.

4. The method of claim 1 wherein the cancer is metastatic breast cancer sensitive to taxane treatment.

5. The method according to claim 1, wherein the capecitabine is administered following the administration of Compound 1.

6. The method according to claim 1, wherein the capecitabine is administered before the administration of Compound 1.

7. The method according to claim 1, wherein the capecitabine is administered substantially simultaneously with the administration of Compound 1.

8. The method according to claim 1, wherein the capecitabine is administered orally and the Compound 1 is administered parenterally.

9. The method according to claim 1, wherein the capecitabine is administered orally and the Compound 1 is administered orally.

10. A method of treating cancer in a mammal selected from metastatic breast cancer, lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, colon cancer, and/or small cell lung cancer, comprising administering to the mammal a synergistically-effective combination of capecitabine and Compound (1), having the formula, ##STR00021## or a pharmaceutically-acceptable hydrate, solvate, or geometric, optical, or stereoisomer of Compound (1).

11. The method of claim 10, wherein the cancer is metastatic breast cancer.

12. The method of claim 10 wherein the cancer is refractory to taxane treatment.

13. The method of claim 10 wherein the cancer is resistant to taxane treatment.

14. The method of claim 10 wherein the cancer is sensitive to taxane treatment.
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