Vogelhuber, Werner and Spruß, Thilo and Bernhardt, Günther and Buschauer, Armin and Göpferich, Achim (2002) Efficacy of BCNU and paclitaxel loaded subcutaneous implants in the interstitial chemotherapy of U-87 MG human glioblastoma xenografts,. International Journal of Pharmaceutics 238 (1-2), pp. 111-121.
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Nude mice were challenged with human U-87 MG glioblastoma tumors to assess the efficacy of different cytostatics and different application protocols. While the intraperitoneal application of BCNU solutions (3 times 20 mg BCNU/kg) had no effect on tumor growth, the application of polymer matrices made of a physical mixture of poly(1,3-bis[carboxyphenoxpropane]-co-sebacic acid) 20:80 with poly(Image,Image-lactic-co-glycolic acid) loaded with 0.25 mg BCNU, slowed down the growth of tumors significantly. When the animals were treated with implants carrying 0.25 mg BCNU they responded to the treatment whether the tumor had been inoculated recently (9 days ago) or whether it was fully established (after 20 days). After its sensitivity was proven, the xenograft model was used to further investigate the efficacy of anticancer drugs and some treatment regimens using polymer implants. Thus the tumor model allowed to discriminate between the efficacy of different doses of BCNU. Only implants loaded with 0.75 or 1 mg of BCNU led to a substantial suppression of tumor growth over approximately 2 months. While BCNU was only able to suppress the growth of the tumor, the combination of BCNU with paclitaxel led to a complete remission in some animals. These preliminary results suggest that combinations of cytostatics might improve local chemotherapy of malignant glioma substantially. Based on our data it will be worthwhile to investigate implants that release drugs such as BCNU and paclitaxel closer. Amongst other factors we will try to elucidate the effect of repetitive doses of drugs using programmable implants.
|Institutions:|| Chemistry and Pharmacy > Institute of Pharmacy > Pharmaceutical Technology (Prof. Göpferich) |
Chemistry and Pharmacy > Institute of Pharmacy > Pharmaceutical/Medicinal Chemistry II (Prof. Buschauer)
|Keywords:||Malignant brain tumor; Local therapy; Biodegradable polymer; Polyanhydride; BCNU; Paclitaxel|
|Subjects:||500 Science > 570 Life sciences|
500 Science > 540 Chemistry & allied sciences
600 Technology > 610 Medical sciences Medicine
|Refereed:||Yes, this version has been refereed|
|Created at the University of Regensburg:||Yes|
|Deposited On:||21 Feb 2008 11:42|
|Last Modified:||29 Oct 2010 13:17|
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