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PURPOSE This multicenter, double-blind, randomized trial was performed to determine the efficacy and safety of pamidronate disodium (APD) in comparison to etidronate disodium (EHDP) in the treatment of cancer-related hypercalcemia. PATIENTS AND METHODS Sixty-five male and female adult patients with cancer and corrected calcium levels of greater than or(More)
Based on preclinical studies, the authors undertook a pilot study to determine the hematologic and biologic effects of pretreatment with dexamethasone (Dex) or granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) in patients receiving carboplatin and ifosfamide. Patients (n = 28) with metastatic solid tumors were randomized to receive pretreatment with(More)
The use of intravenous melphalan at higher doses is limited by severe myelosuppression. It was postulated that GM-CSF would permit the use of higher dose melphalan with only moderate myelosuppression easily manageable in an outpatient setting. Therefore, a phase I study of intravenous melphalan utilizing GM-CSF (recombinant granulocyte-macrophage(More)
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