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Phase II trial of ifosfamide and mesna in previously treated patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma: Cancer and Leukemia Group B Study 8552.
Case DC Jr, Anderson J, Ervin TJ, Gottlieb A
Med Pediatr Oncol. 1988;16(3):182.
Ifosfamide (1.25 g/m2 intravenously/day x 5) with mesna (20% of the ifosfamide dose x six doses on each day of ifosfamide therapy) was administered to 46 previously treated patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of which 31 were eligible and evaluable. A 29% response rate (9/31) was observed (2 CR and 7 PR) with a median duration of response of 2.5 months. Myelosuppression was dose-limiting. Hemorrhagic cystitis was observed in three patients (10%). Nausea and vomiting was generally mild or moderate. One patient developed transient neurotoxic symptoms with confusion and disorientation. An additional patient developed an anaphylactic-type reaction with shortness of breath and respiratory strider during the fourth course of therapy. Ifosfamide, as a single agent, produces remissions of limited duration in non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in patients in second or third relapse.
Department of Medicine, Maine Medical Center, Portland 04102.