Eight patients with progressive multiple myeloma were given an intermediate intravenous dose of melphalan (30 mg/m2). A response lasting 2–18 months was observed in 7 patients. The bone marrow toxicity was well acceptable and most courses could be given on an outpatient basis. Intermediate-dose intravenous melphalan may be considered an alternative for treatment of relapsing or progressive multiple myeloma, even if the patient has previously received oral melphalan.
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