Phase II trial of carboplatin in patients with metastatic malignant melanoma

A. Chang, M. Hunt, D. R. Parkinson, H. Hochster, T. J. Smith

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Thirty patients with pathologically proven, measurable metastatic melanoma without prior chemotherapy were treated with carboplatin 400 mg/m2 by intravenous infusion for 30 minutes every 4 weeks. Twenty-seven patients were evaluable for response and toxicity. Two complete responses and one partial response (3 of 27 = 11%, 90% confidence intervals: 3-26%) were documented. The median survival was 4.7 months. The most common toxicity was myelosuppression. One drug-related death was observed due to renal failure. Prior radiotherapy and liver metastasis were the poor prognostic indicators identified in our study. Carboplatin in the dose and schedule reported in our trial has only modest antitumor activity in patients with advanced malignant melanoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)152-155
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Clinical Oncology: Cancer Clinical Trials
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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