Phase I study of TCNU, a novel nitrosourea.

TCNU is a chloroethyl nitrosourea based on the endogenous amino acid taurine. This paper reports its first evaluation in man. Eighty-four patients with refractory cancer received 12 dose escalations from 10-150 mg/m2 TCNU administered orally every 6 weeks. Clinical side-effects were predominantly gastro-intestinal but dose-limiting toxicity was… CONTINUE READING