Preliminary Communications

Preliminary Clinical Assessment of I.C.R.F. 159 in Acute Leukaemia and Lymphosarcoma

Br Med J 1969; 1 doi: (Published 29 March 1969) Cite this as: Br Med J 1969;1:822
  1. K. Hellmann,
  2. K. A. Newton,
  3. D. N. Whitmore,
  4. I. W. F. Hanham,
  5. Jane V. Bond


    I.C.R.F. 159, a new antitumour agent, has been assessed in six patients with acute leukaemia and three with lymphosarcoma. In all but two there was a considerable fall in circulating primitive cells, and in one there was bone-marrow evidence of a partial remission. Severe toxic effects were seen in only one case; they consisted of alopecia and gastroenteritis. It is suggested that I.C.R.F. 159 is worth further examination in all forms of acute leukaemia and lymphosarcoma.

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