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Complete remission of extensive metastatic renal cancer following immunotherapy

Authors
Journal
Clinical Oncology
0936-6555
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
9
Issue
3
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0936-6555(97)80076-3
Keywords
  • Alpha-Interferon
  • Immunotherapy
  • Inter-Leukin-2
  • Renal Cancer
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Abstract The authors describe the case history of a 54-year-old female patient, who presented with breathlessness, deteriorating general health and a 12 kg weight loss due to extensive metastatic renal cancer. Pulmonary emboli complicated the presentation. The patient entered a remarkable complete radiological remission by 18 weeks following the introduction of interleukin-2/alpha-interferon immunotherapy. The possibility of immediate nephrectomy or warfarin contributing to the augmentation of the effects of the immunotherapy is discussed.

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