Corynebacterium parvum versus BCG adjuvant immunotherapy in human malignant melanoma

Allan Lipton, Harold A. Harvey, Bellarmine Lawrence, Robert Gottlieb, Miodrag Kukrika, Richard Dixon, William Graham, Stephen Miller, Robert Heckard, Dale Schelzel, Deborah S. White

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Abstract

One‐hundred and sixteen patients with Stage I and Stage II malignant melanoma were randomized to treatment with either Bacillus Calmette‐Guerin (BCG) (Tice) or subcutaneous Corynebacterium parvum (Burroughs‐Wellcome). Life table analysis failed to reveal a difference between these two forms of treatment in 68 Stage I patients. The relapse rate was significantly reduced in Stage II patients trated with C. parvum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)57-60
Number of pages4
JournalCancer
Volume51
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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