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Polymeric cytotoxic conjugates are being developed with the aim of preferential delivery of the anticancer agent to tumour. MAG-CPT comprises the topoisomerase I inhibitor camptothecin linked to a water-soluble polymeric backbone methacryloylglycynamide (average molecular weight 18 kDa, 10% CPT by weight). It was administered as a 30-min infusion once every(More)
Polymeric drug conjugates are a new and experimental class of drug delivery systems with pharmacokinetic promises. The antineoplastic drug camptothecin was linked to a water-soluble polymeric backbone (MAG-CPT) and administrated as a 30 min infusion over 3 consecutive days every 4 weeks to patients with malignant solid tumours. The objectives of our study(More)
MAG-camptothecin (MAG-CPT) is the lead compound of a novel drug delivery system in which an active cytotoxic moiety, camptothecin (CPT), is covalently linked to a soluble polymeric carrier (MAG) to form an inactive prodrug. The mechanism of action of CPT remains unaltered, but the delivery system is thought to allow the carrier-bound drug to accumulate in(More)
The purpose of this study was to develop and validate limited-sampling strategies for prediction of the area under the plasma-concentration time curves (AUCs) of the lactone and total (i. e., lactone plus carboxylate) forms of the novel topoisomerase-I inhibitor 9-amino-20(S)-camptothecin (9-AC). Complete pharmacokinetic curves for both drug species were(More)
In MAG-camptothecin (MAG-CPT), the topoisomerase inhibitor camptothecin is linked to a water-soluble polymer. Preclinical experiments showed enhanced antitumour efficacy and limited toxicity compared to camptothecin alone. Prior phase I trials guided the regimen used in this study. The objectives were to determine the maximum tolerated dose, dose-limiting(More)
PURPOSE To determine the maximum-tolerated dose (MTD), dose-limiting toxicities (DLT), and pharmacokinetics of 9-aminocamptothecin (9-AC) in a colloidal dispersion (CD) formulation administered as a 30-minute intravenous (IV) infusion over 5 consecutive days every 3 weeks. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with solid tumors refractory to standard therapy were(More)
The interaction between primidone and phenytoin was studied in an epileptic patient treated with primidone only and primidone plus phenytoin for 3 months. Plasma and urine levels of drugs and metabolites were monitored daily by GC and GC-MS. The addition of phenytoin to the regimen increased steady-state plasma levels of phenobarbitone and(More)
Preclinical studies indicate enhanced antitumor activity of 9-amino-20(S)-camptothecin (9-AC) when it is administered in a manner that provides prolonged systemic exposure. In view of this observation, the pharmacokinetics and oral bioavailability of 9-AC polyethylene glycol 1000 capsules were evaluated in 12 patients with solid tumors. Patients were(More)
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