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|Title:||Method of treating malignant neoplastic disease|
|Abstract:||This invention relates to pharmaceutical preparations and the method of utilizing them in the treatment of malignant neoplastic diseases. The administration of hydroxyurea or 1-ethyl-1-hydroxyurea has been found to be effective for the amelioration of the symptoms of various forms of leukemia, carcinoma or sarcoma in various organs of the body.|
|Inventor(s):||Bernstein; Jack (New Brunswick, NJ), Stearns; Barbara (Highland Park, NJ)|
|Assignee:||E. R. Squibb & Sons, Inc. (Princeton, NJ)|
1. A method of treating malignant neoplastic disease which comprises administering to a host afflicted with such disease a composition comprising about 50 mg. to about 4 gm. of hydroxyurea in pharmaceutical dosage form.
2. A method for the alleviation of malignant neoplastic disease which comprises administering to a human host afflicted with such disease about 20 to 80 mg./kg. per day of hydroxyurea in pharmaceutical dosage form.
3. A method for producing remissions in patients suffering from leukemia, carcinoma or sarcoma which comprises administering to said patient about 50 mg. to 4 gm. of hydroxyurea in one day in a pharmaceutical unit dosage form.
4. A method as in claim 3 for producing remissions in leukemia.
5. A method as in claim 3 for producing remissions in chronic myelocytic leukemia.
6. A method as in claim 4 wherein the amount is 20 to 60 mg./kg. per day.
7. A method as in claim 3 for producing remissions in carcinoma.
8. A method as in claim 7 for producing remissions in carcinoma of the bladder.
9. A method as in claim 7 for producing remissions in carcinoma of the ovary.
10. A method as in claim 3 for producing remissions in melanoma.
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