Retroviral transfer of the multidrug-resistance 1 (mdr1) cDNA into primary human hematopoietic progenitor cells (HPC) of cancer patients undergoing high-dose chemotherapy has been proposed to protect the bone marrow from the dose-limiting cytotoxicity of cytostatic agents. Preclinical studies performed with vectors derived from the Moloney murine leukemia… (More)
A monoclonal antibody (UJ181.4) was labelled with 131I and given intrathecally to a patient who was critically ill with neoplastic meningitis due to a disseminated pineoblastoma. The target antigen had first been demonstrated on tumour cells by immunocytological testing of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). As a preparation for therapy, a test dose of 131I-UJ181.4… (More)
SUMMARY The establishment of a regional testicular tumour study group is described with emphasis on the importance of a local facility for tumour marker measurements by a fully integrated laboratory.