Comparison of the effectiveness of tirapazamine and carbogen with nicotinamide in enhancing the response of a human tumor xenograft to fractionated irradiation.

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The goal of this study was to compare, with a human tumor xenograft, two different strategies for increasing tumor response to fractionated irradiation, namely, oxygenating the hypoxic tumor cells with carbogen and nicotinamide, or killing these cells with the hypoxic cytotoxin, tirapazamine (TPZ). We used the human hypopharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma… (More)

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