Sixty patients with advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix (SCC) who had received no prior chemotherapy were entered onto a study of mitolactol (dibromodulcitol [DBD]). The drug was administered orally at an initial dose of 180 mg/m2 per day for 10 days and repeated every 4 weeks. There were 55 evaluable patients, of whom one (2%) had a complete response (CR), and 15 (27%) had a partial response (PR), (CR plus PR, 29%). A 95% confidence interval for the true response rate is 18.8% to 42.1%. Myelosuppression was appreciable at this dose and schedule, with 13 patients experiencing life-threatening thrombocytopenia and two drug-related deaths. The level of activity in this disease encourages us to determine a tolerable dose of this drug in combination with cisplatin for further study.
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- Cancer Research