Skeletal and Soft Tissue Sarcomas: Treatment With Adjuvant Immunotherapy

Courtney M. Townsend, Frederick R. Eilber, Donald L. Morton

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Because there is evidence for an active immunologic response against sarcoma, a clinical trial of adjuvant immunotherapy using bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) and tumor cell vaccine was begun. Eleven of 18 patients with localized soft tissue sarcoma who received immunotherapy are free of disease, compared to only 5 of 15 treated by operation alone who are free of disease. Furthermore, immunotherapy also prolonged the median disease-free interval from 7.3 months to 15 months in the patients who experienced recurrence of their disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2187-2189
Number of pages3
JournalJAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association
Issue number19
StatePublished - Nov 8 1976
Externally publishedYes

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  • General Medicine


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