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Cancer. 1981 Feb 1;47(3):476-80.

Cis-diamminedichloroplatinum (II) in locally advanced and metastatic urothelial cancer.

Abstract

Twenty-seven consecutive patients with locally extensive or metastatic urothelial cancer, primarily bladder, were given cis-diamminedichloroplatinum (II) (DDP) at a dose of 70 mg/m2 every three weeks. All patients had hydration and mannitol-induced diuresis initiated before administration of DDP. Nine patients (33%) had a partial response; 12 (45%) remained stable for an average duration of six months. Responders had a significantly greater survival than nonresponders. Although severe nephrotoxicity did not occur, patients with either a solitary or obstructed kidney were at greater risk of an increase in the serum creatinine during therapy.

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