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The anti-tumour activity of CPT-11, a topoisomerase I inhibitor, was evaluated in four human neural-crest-derived paediatric tumour xenografts; one peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumour (pPNET) (SK-N-MC) and three neuroblastomas. Two models, SK-N-MC and IGR-N835, were established in athymic mice from a previously established in vitro cell line. Two(More)
Docetaxel is a new taxoid with clinical activity in breast and lung cancer. Using docetaxel-sensitive and -refractory mammary and pancreatic murine tumours, as well as human-derived neoplasms, we investigated if a determinant of docetaxel sensitivity could be found at the level of its mechanism of action. Because microtubules represent the cellular targets(More)
Taxotere (RP 56976; NSC 628503; N-debenzoyl-N-tert-butoxycarbonyl-10-deacetyl taxol) is a new microtubule stabilizing agent. It is obtained by semisynthesis from a noncytotoxic precursor extracted from the needles of the tree, Taxus baccata L. Taxotere was evaluated for antitumor activity against a variety of transplantable tumors of mice. Taxotere had no(More)
Flavone acetic acid (FAA), a new drug with broad activity against transplanted solid tumors of mice, induces nonrepairable DNA single strand breaks that correlate with therapeutic efficacy. To test the hypothesis that the inability of the cells to repair single strand breaks is associated with a disruption of tumor energy metabolism, in vivo 31P nuclear(More)
The relevance of circadian rhythms in irinotecan and oxaliplatin tolerability was investigated with regard to antitumour activity. Mice bearing Glasgow osteosarcoma (GOS) received single agent irinotecan (50 or 60 mg kg(-1) per day) or oxaliplatin (4 or 5.25 mg kg(-1) per day) at one of six dosing times expressed in hours after light onset (3, 7, 11, 15, 19(More)
We have studied the state of microtubule associated protein 2 (MAP2) in the pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas P03 and P02 (sensitive and refractory to docetaxel respectively) since they express the corresponding mRNA and MAP2-related peptides. Immunohistochemical localization showed that in tumour P03 the MAP2-related peptides are highly expressed and(More)
The therapeutic index of docetaxel, doxorubicin and their combination may be improved by an adequate selection of the circadian time of administration. The present study constitutes a prerequisite to testing the clinical relevance of chronotherapy in human breast cancer. Three experiments were performed in C3H/HeN mice. Each treatment modality was(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Anthracycline-containing regimens are widely used in advanced breast cancer. However, there is a need for new, non-anthracycline regimens that are active in patients for whom anthracyclines are contraindicated. The aim of this study was to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD), the dose-limiting toxicities (DLTs) and recommended(More)
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