Ifosfamide was tested in a phase II study in 12 evaluable patients with advanced malignant melanoma. The drug was administered at the dose of 3 g/m2 on days one and two every 3-weeks. Seven patients were not previously treated and 5 received only minimal prior chemotherapy. Visceral involvement was present in 9 patients, and the remaining 3 had only soft tissue lesions. No patient showed objective tumor response. Mild vomiting was observed in 75% of patients; alopecia occurred in all of them. No other major side effects were observed, in particular, myelotoxicity and urotoxicity. Lack of response advised us to discontinue patient accrual. Our data do not support a therapeutic role of ifosfamide at the given dose schedule in the treatment of metastatic malignant melanoma.
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 1988|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research