A monthly four-drug regimen of cyclophosphamide, adriamycin, and cis-dichlorodiammineplatinum(II), each given iv on Day 1, and hexamethylmelamine, given orally on Days 1-14 (CHAP), was administered to 39 women with advanced epithelial ovarian carcinoma who had previously failed alkylating agent therapy. Of 35 evaluable patients with a measurable disease parameter, seven (20%) achieved a clinical complete response and ten (29%) achieved a clinical partial response. The median duration of complete response is >9 months and the median duration of partial response is 4 months. Ninety percent of the patients required dose adjustments because of profound leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, or gastrointestinal intolerance. CHAP is an active but toxic regimen in the management of advanced ovarian cancer. The toxicity encountered reflected the intensity of the drug schedule as well as the combined influences of advanced stage of disease, poor nutritional and performance status, and prior therapy. The efficacy of this CHAP regimen warrants a controlled trial compared to other active drug programs.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||33|
|Journal||Cancer Treatment Reports|
|State||Published - 1979|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Cancer Research