Phase II trial of piperazinedione in malignant melanoma: A report by the Southeastern Cancer Study Group

Academic Article


  • Forty-one evaluable patients with malignant melanoma resistant to other chemotherapeutic agents received 9 mg/m2 of piperazinedione every 3 weeks. Two patients had partial responses and one additional patient had stable disease. One of the partial responses occurred in a patient with subcutaneous metastases and the other occurred in a patient with pulmonary and osseous metastases. Both antitumor responses occurred in the 17 patients with a performance status of ≥80%. The dose-limiting toxicity was myelosuppression; thrombocytopenia was more frequently observed than granulocytopenia.
  • Author List

  • Presant CA; Bartolucci AA; Ungaro P; Oldham R
  • Start Page

  • 1367
  • End Page

  • 1369
  • Volume

  • 63
  • Issue

  • 8