Chemoimmunotherapy of metastatic malignant melanoma. The Salpétrière Hospital (SOMPS) experience.


Journal Article

Optimistic results were obtained in the treatment of 39 patients with surgically incurable metastatic malignant melanoma using a regimen including 2 to 3 monthly induction cycles of cis-diamminedichloroplatinum (CDDP), recombinant interleukin-2 (rIL-2) and interferon alpha-2a (IFN alpha-2a). 33 of 39 patients were pretreated with chemotherapy (dacarbazine and/or fotemustine:31, CDDP:6) and 17 of 39 with IFN alpha-2a. Overall response rate was 54% with 13% achieving a complete response for up to 59+ weeks. Moderate to severe side-effects were reversible on rIL-2 cessation and toxicity was manageable in a routine inpatient setting. These results are especially encouraging as they were seen in previously treated patients, classically low responders, including 3 who were resistant to cisplatin or other platinum complexes. The question remains if this regimen bypasses traditional mechanisms of drug resistance.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Khayat, D; Antoine, E; Rixe, O; Tourani, JM; Vuillemin, E; Borel, C; Benhammouda, A; Thill, L; Franks, C; Auclerc, G

Published Date

  • 1993

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 29A Suppl 5 /

Start / End Page

  • S2 - S5

PubMed ID

  • 8260262

Pubmed Central ID

  • 8260262

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0959-8049

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0959-8049(93)90616-n


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England