Immunotherapy with BCG administered by scarification. Standardization of reactions and management of side effects

G. N. Hortobagyi, S. P. Richman, K. Dandridge, J. U. Gutterman, G. R. Blumenschein, E. M. Hersh

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Abstract

The method of administering BCG by scarification is described in detail. A system of classifying the intensity of local reactions is proposed to standardize administration. The experience of the M. D. Anderson Hospital involving over 2700 patients is reviewed. Administration of BCG by scarification has been accomplished with safety and has been well tolerated and accepted. The most commonly observed side effects are discussed as well as their management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2293-2303
Number of pages11
JournalCancer
Volume42
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1978
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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