Journal article

EFFECTS OF BACTERIALLY SYNTHESIZED RECOMBINANT HUMAN GRANULOCYTE-MACROPHAGE COLONY-STIMULATING FACTOR IN PATIENTS WITH ADVANCED MALIGNANCY

GJ LIESCHKE, D MAHER, J CEBON, M OCONNOR, M GREEN, W SHERIDAN, A BOYD, M RALLINGS, E BONNEM, D METCALF, AW BURGESS, K MCGRATH, RM FOX, G MORSTYN

ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE | AMER COLL PHYSICIANS | Published : 1989

Abstract

STUDY OBJECTIVE: To define the clinical and hematologic effects of subcutaneously administered bacterially synthesized recombinant human granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (rhGM-CSF). DESIGN: Single arm nonrandomized dose escalation study. PATIENTS: Twenty-one patients with advanced malignancy who were not receiving concurrent myelosuppressive therapy. INTERVENTIONS: Subcutaneous administration of rhGM-CSF by once-daily injection to groups of two to four patients at doses of 0.3 to 30 micrograms/kg body weight.d for 10 consecutive days. Some patients received a second 10-day period of daily rhGM-CSF treatment after a 10-day nontreatment interval followed by alternate-day treatm..

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