Following the administration of the human anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody IDEC-C2B8 (rituximab), a 31-year-old woman with B-prolymphocytic leukemia, who had been resistant to CHOP, fludarabine, pentostatin and 2-CdA, achieved complete remission. Rituximab was administered intravenously once a week for 4 weeks. The patient only had mild but tolerable side effects during the first cycle of therapy. She remains in complete remission 8 months following the discontinuation of treatment.
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