Treatment of in-transit metastases from cutaneous melanoma by isolation perfusion with tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), melphalan and interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma). Dose-finding experience at the National Cancer Institute of Milan.


From December 1991 to July 1993, 22 consecutive patients with grade IIIA-IIIAB melanoma underwent isolation perfusion with TNF-alpha (0.5-4 mg), melphalan (10 mg/l perfused limb) and, in the first 12 cases, IFN-gamma (1.5 x 10(6) U). The first series of 12 patients received a total dosage TNF-alpha of 2-4 mg, and the second series of 10 cases received an… (More)