Papers And Originals

Combination Therapy for Myelomatosis

Br Med J 1974; 4 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.4.5944.560 (Published 07 December 1974) Cite this as: Br Med J 1974;4:560
  1. L. Azam,
  2. I. W. Delamore

    Abstract

    Twenty-eight patients with multiple myeloma have been treated with a quadruple chemotherapeutic regimen consisting of 1, 3 bis (2-chloroethyl)-1-nitrosourea (BCNU), cyclophosphamide, melphalan, and prednisolone. Nineteen new patients and nine who had escaped from previous single-agent therapy were included in the study. The results to date, on eight criteria of response, seem to be superior to those obtained from previous chemotherapeutic regimens. The study has been in progress for 18 months and only three patients have died. Only one who had not received previous therapy died, and she had complicating hyperparathyroidism, which almost certainly contributed to her death.