Lars Hartwin Lindner

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BACKGROUND The optimum treatment for high-risk soft-tissue sarcoma (STS) in adults is unclear. Regional hyperthermia concentrates the action of chemotherapy within the heated tumour region. Phase 2 studies have shown that chemotherapy with regional hyperthermia improves local control compared with chemotherapy alone. We designed a parallel-group randomised(More)
Traditionally, the goal of nanoparticle-based chemotherapy has been to decrease normal tissue toxicity by improving drug specificity to tumors. The enhanced permeability and retention effect can permit passive accumulation into tumor interstitium. However, suboptimal delivery is achieved with most nanoparticles because of heterogeneities of vascular(More)
BACKGROUND Alkylphosphocholines constitute a novel class of antineoplastic synthetic phospholipid derivatives that induce apoptosis of human tumor cell lines by targeting cellular membranes. We could recently show that the first intravenously applicable alkylphosphocholine erucylphosphocholine (ErPC) is a potent inducer of apoptosis in highly resistant(More)
Recently, we reported that 1,2-dipalmitoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphoglyceroglycerol (DPPGOG) prolongs the circulation time of thermosensitive liposomes (TSL). Since the only TSL formulation in clinical trials applies DSPE-PEG2000 and lysophosphatidylcholine (P-lyso-PC), the objective of this study was to compare the influence of these lipids with DPPGOG on in(More)
Liposomes are potent nanocarriers to deliver chemotherapeutic drugs to tumors. However, the inefficient drug release hinders their application. Thermosensitive liposomes (TSL) can release drugs upon heat. This study aims to identify the optimum 1,2-distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphoethanolamine-N-PEG(2000) (DSPE-PEG(2000)) concentration in stealth TSL to(More)
The alkylphosphocholine (APC) erufosine is a synthetic phospholipid analogue with antineoplastic activity. APC are known to interact with lipid metabolism and modulate cellular signaling pathways, particularly the phosphorylation of Akt. Here, in primary CLL cells induction of apoptosis was detected with an IC50 of 22muM whereas healthy donor PBMC were less(More)
Neurotoxicity of cytarabine (AraC) is believed to be related to renal insufficiency. We examined the plasma pharmacokinetics of AraC and its deamination product uracil arabinoside (AraU) in four patients with AML and concomitant severe renal insufficiency after treatment with AraC. Additionally, in one of these patients the concentration of intracellular(More)
Thermosensitive liposomes are a promising tool for external targeting of drugs to solid tumors when used in combination with local hyperthermia or high intensity focused ultrasound. In vivo results have demonstrated strong evidence that external targeting is superior over passive targeting achieved by highly stable long-circulating drug formulations like(More)
PURPOSE To determine the efficacy of neoadjuvant chemotherapy combined with regional hyperthermia (RHT) for local tumor control and overall survival (OS) in adult patients with retroperitoneal or visceral (RP/V) high-risk soft tissue sarcomas (HR-STS). PATIENTS AND METHODS From 1991 to 1997, 58 patients with HR-STS at RP/V sites were prospectively treated(More)
Hyperthermia increases the efficiency of various chemotherapeutic drugs and is administered as an adjunct to chemotherapy for the treatment of cancer patients. The temperature-dependent effect can be strongly increased by the use of temperature-sensitive liposomes in combination with regional hyperthermia, which specifically releases the entrapped drug in(More)