Combination chemoimmunotherapy for advanced renal carcinoma with Adriamycin, bleomycin, vincristine, cyclophosphamide, plus BCG

B. W. Dana, David S Alberts

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Fourteen patients with advanced renal carcinoma were treated with Adriamycin 40 mg/m2 I.V., bleomycin 15 U/m2 I.V., vincristine 2 mg I.V., cyclophosphamide 200 mg/m2 p.o. x 4 days, and BCG by scarification every 4 weeks. Of 13 evaluable patients, three (23%) achieved partial remissions on therapy, five (39%) were improved, and three were stable. Responding disease sites included lung and pleural metastases, and an abdominal mass. Median duration of response was 4 months. Median survival was 8.5 months, but the partial responders survived for 13, 17, and 19 months. Toxicity included nausea and vomiting (31%), leukopenia (8%), thrombocytopenia (8%), diarrhea (15%), alopecia (8%), stomatitis (8%) and paresthesias (8%). This well-tolerated chemoimmunotherapy regimen has moderate activity in renal carcinoma and deserves further evaluation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)205-207
Number of pages3
JournalCancer Clinical Trials
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1981


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