Improved survival of patients with stage II melanoma of the extremity using hyperthermic isolation perfusion with 1-phenylalanine mustard.

Between 1964 and 1983, 65 patients with Stage II extremity melanoma were treated in a nonrandomized fashion with wide local excision, lymph node dissection, and hyperthermic perfusion with 1-phenylalanine mustard at 1.0-1.5 mg/kg. Southwest Oncology Group Stage II criteria were used, including IIA (node positive), IIB/C (recurrent local/regional), or both… CONTINUE READING