Efficacy of the combined use of bevacizumab and irinotecan as a postoperative adjuvant chemotherapy in colon carcinoma.

We evaluated the efficacy of anti-human VEGF antibody (bevacizumab) with or without irinotecan (CPT-11) against lung metastases in which neovascularization was already induced, as a postoperative adjuvant therapy using orthotopically implanted colon cancer in rat. The high VEGF productive KM12SM human colon cancer cells were injected into the cecal wall. At… (More)