Chemoimmunotherapy of advanced malignant melanoma: sequential administration of subcutaneous interleukin-2 and interferon-alpha after intravenous dacarbazine and carboplatin or intravenous dacarbazine, cisplatin, carmustine and tamoxifen.
Both chemotherapy and interleukin-2 and/or interferon-alpha produce objective responses in a proportion of advanced malignant melanoma patients. While duration of response to chemotherapy is short, i.e. usually below 4 months, immunotherapy has resulted in a small number of long-lasting remissions in patients with metastatic melanoma. In two consecutive… CONTINUE READING