Table 4.

Time in hospital and grade 3 and 4 toxicities

Responders n = 10Nonresponders n = 10
Days in hospital* (average)19.0 ± 1.2 (17-21)20.7 ± 3.5 (16-27)
Chemotherapy-related toxicity
    Units RBC transfusion (median)5 (0-8)5 (1-12)
    Units platelet transfusion (median)30 (6-30)30 (0-114)
    Febrile neutropenia910
    Opportunistic infection (H. Zoster)01
IL-2–related toxicity
    Pulmonary congestion43
    Renal failure41
    Prolonged hypotension21
    Hyperbilirubinemia22
    Diarrhea22
    Confusional state01
Autoimmunity10

NOTE: Toxicities according to National Cancer Institute Common Toxicity criteria.

  • *Measured from the day of chemotherapy administration to discharge.