Phase II study of iproplatin (CHIP) in patients with cisplatin-refractory germ cell tumors; the need for alternative strategies in the investigation of new agents in GCT
Fallopian Tube Neoplasms
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Fifteen patients with advanced, cisplatin-refractory germ cell tumors (GCT) were treated with iproplatin (CHIP). No objective responses were noted in any of the patients treated. By restricting the entry criteria to heavily pre-treated patients, the identification of new active agents in phase II trials may be hindered. Alternative strategies for the investigation of new agents in patients with GCT should be considered, particularly when studying the efficacy and relative toxicity of platinum analogues.