Translated title of the contribution: Chemoimmunotherapy of malignant gastrointestinal tumors

C. Lersch, T. Gain, R. Lorenz, M. Classen

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Stimulation of the immune response could be obtained in outpatients with inoperable locally advanced or metastasizing gastrointestinal tumors (n = 56), who were palliatively treated with cyclophosphamide (cy), 350 mg/m2 i.v., thymostimulin, echinacin i.m. and in part additionally with epirubicin, 15 mg/m2 i.v. At present, outpatients with pancreatic (n = 7) or colon carcinomas (n = 1) receive interleukin 2 (IL-2) intralesionally, 2 x 105 Cetus units (CU), days 3, 5 and 7 after cy, and by portable continuous infusion systems i.v., 3 x 105 CU/day, days 3-8 after cy. Subsets of lymphocytes slightly decreased in the patients' peripheral blood, recall antigen reactivity slightly increased. Patients' mean survival time was 5.7 ± 1.7 months.

Translated title of the contributionChemoimmunotherapy of malignant gastrointestinal tumors
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)58-59
Number of pages2
JournalImmunitat und Infektion
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1994


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