Research Article

Methodichlorophen as anti-tumor drug.

Br Med J 1975; 2 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.5961.20 (Published 05 April 1975) Cite this as: Br Med J 1975;2:20
  1. L A Price,
  2. J H Goldie,
  3. B T Hill

    Abstract

    Methodichlorophen was given to 26 patients with terminal malignant disease. Eight patients received adequate doses, and five of them showed objective evidence of tumour regression while three failed to respond. Those who responded included four out of five patients with lung cancer (three with squamous-cell carcinoma and one with oat-cell carcinoma) and a patient with hypernephroma. Two patients with testicular teratomas and one with acute myeloid leukemia failed to respond. The drug may be given safely by mouth to outpatients if certain precautions are taken.