CCNU (lomustine), idarubicin and dexamethasone (CIDEX): an effective oral regimen for the treatment of refractory or relapsed myeloma.


We report the results of a non-randomized pilot study of an oral regimen comprising CCNU (lomustine; 25 or 50 mg/m2 on day 1), idarubicin (4-demethoxydaunorubicin) (10 mg/m2 on days 1-3) and dexamethasone (10 mg b.d. on days 1-4) in patients with relapsed or refractory myeloma. Treatment was given every 28 d for a maximum of six courses. Sixty patients were… (More)