Seventy-six evaluable patients with ovarian carcinoma stages FIGO lIb, IIc, III, and IV, either received cis-platin (P) (80mg/m2 iv. day 1), melphalan (PAM) (12mg/m2 i.v. day 2) and hexamethylmelamine (HEXAPAMP) (135 mg/m2 orally days 8 to 21) or the same dose of cis-platin and melphalan but no hexamethylmelamine (PAMP) every four weeks. In 24 patients (32%) a surgically ascertained CR was achieved. 16 of these received follow-up radiation treatment to the whole abdomen. At present 19 patients are without relapse (average time 24 months). The trial has not been concluded. Particularly no predictions can be made on the value of follow-up radiation therapy in obtaining long-term remission rates.

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