IL-2

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Regimen

High dose IL-2

  • IL-2 600,000- 720,000 IU/kg iv over 15 min q8h up to 14 doses in 5 days, repeat the treatment following 5-9 days of rest. Courses repeated every 6-12 weeks

References

Fyfe, G et al. Results of treatment of 255 patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma who received high-dose recombinant interleukin-2 therapy. J Clin Oncol 1995; 13:688

Yang, JC et al. Randomized study of high-dose and low-dose interleukin-2 in patients with metastatic renal cancer. J Clin Oncol 2003; 21:3127

Low dose IL-2

  • IL-2 72,000 IU/kg iv bolus q8h up to 14 doses in 5 days, repeat the treatment following 7-10 days of rest. Courses repeated every 8 weeks

References

Yang, JC et al. Randomized study of high-dose and low-dose interleukin-2 in patients with metastatic renal cancer. J Clin Oncol 2003; 21:3127

SC IL-2

  • IL-2 250,000 IU/kg sc qd x 5 days in the first week, followed by 125,000 IU/kg sc qd x 5 days/w for 5 weeks. Courses repeated every 8 week

References

Yang, JC et al. Randomized study of high-dose and low-dose interleukin-2 in patients with metastatic renal cancer. J Clin Oncol 2003; 21:3127