Journal article

Treatment of chemotherapy-induced neutropenia by subcutaneously administered granulocyte colony-stimulating factor with optimization of dose and duration of therapy.

G Morstyn, L Campbell, G Lieschke, JE Layton, D Maher, M O'Connor, M Green, W Sheridan, M Vincent, K Alton

J Clin Oncol | Published : 1989


In patients who have not received extensive prior chemotherapy or radiotherapy, it has been previously demonstrated that granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) abrogated the leukopenia following administration of melphalan (25 mg/m2). This study examined the necessity of a prechemotherapy period of G-CSF administration and the effect of varying the timing and duration of postchemotherapy G-CSF. Initially, patients received 0.3, 1.0, 3.0, and 10 micrograms/kg/d subcutaneously on days 1 to 5 and days 10 to 18. Melphalan was given on day 9. In the next portion of the study melphalan was administered on day 1 and G-CSF, 10 micrograms/kg/d, was administered by subcutaneous infusion on five..

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