A phase I trial of perillyl alcohol in patients with advanced solid tumors
The MTD of perillyl alcohol for this schedule was determined to be 8400 mg/m(2) per day. This is higher than the MTDs determined in other similar phase I trials. This may have been due to the fact that the gastrointestinal symptoms caused by perillyl alcohol are highly subjective, with high interpatient variability. Phase II trials of perillyl alcohol in hormone-refractory prostate, breast, ovarian and colorectal cancer using doses in the range 4800-6400 mg/m(2) per day are underway.