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During the past 2--3 years, a total of 73 patients with advanced head and neck cancer (mostly stage IV) were treated with cis-dichlorodiammineplatinum(II) (cis-platinum) as initial therapy, either alone or in combination with other agents. After chemotherapy, the patients received surgery and/or radiation therapy in standard fashion. Major degrees of tumor… (More)
An unusual case of lymphomatous infiltration of the kidneys presenting as uremia of unknown cause is described. The diagnosis was established by renal biopsy. The severe renal impairment in this patient proved to be almost completely reversible by treatment with chemotherapy.
Patients with unresectable, previously untreated head and neck cancer were given cis-diamminedichloroplatinum (II) (DDP), 3 mg/kg, with mannitol diuresis (day 1), followed by a continuous infusion of bleomycin, 0.25 mg/kg/day, days 3 through 10, after an initial loading dose of 0.25 mg/kg by rapid IV injection on day 3. The DDP was repeated on day 22,… (More)
Among a family of four persons, three members each had a separate malignant disease during a 3-year period. The mother and father concurrently had multiple myeloma and Hodgkin's disease, respectively, and less than 3 years later, their only son was found to have acute granulocytic leukemia. No increased incidence of deaths attributed to Hodgkin's disease,… (More)